7th EuroGOOS Conference: Operational Oceanography for Sustainable Blue Growth

The EuroGOOS association together with the collaboration of the Instituto Hidrografico in Portugal will be organizing the EuroGOOS conference in Lisbon, Portugal between the 28th and 30th of October 2014. This conference is usually organized every 3 years. EuroGOOS association pushes the development of Operational Oceanography in Europe in the framework of UNESCO/IOC InternationalGOOS. The two and a half day conference will make debate between marine scientists and technologists, who develop and review Operational Oceanography, possible. 

The 3 Key Priorities for 2014 will be:

  • Identifying the new operational services and ways of interacting with users;
  • Bringing to light all the difficulties of monitoring and forecasting the biogeochemical state of seas and oceans;
  • Creating new strategies for key European initiatives.

During the conference there will be discussions regarding the satisfaction of the end users and the support given to blue growth, a presentation of the capabilities of Copernicus Marine Service: moving towards a European Centre of Monitoring and Forecasting as well as towards a European Ocean Observing System will be given. Finally the topic of Ocean Modeling will be tackled with regards to extending and improving predictability. 

The conference will also include plenary, splinter, poster and round table sessions. At the end of the meeting there will be a summarization of the main outcome. Those interested are invited to submit the abstracts of their presentations and the full papers will be published in the EuroGOOS conference proceeding series. The second call for abstracts will be in January 2014.

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7th EuroGOOS conference