Technologies in Sustainable Ocean Observations – From Low Cost to New Technology Development


The Ocean Decade Side event on “Technologies in Sustainable Ocean Observations – from Low Cost to New Technology development” will be held on 9th April 2024 from 12-2 pm CET at the World Trade Center, Room S9+S10 1st Floor, Edif. Este, Moll de Barcelona, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain.

Exploring the complexities of ocean observation technologies, this event aims to address challenges while fostering innovation. It brings together stakeholders, scientists, the private sector, industries, and policymakers to discuss and elevate the discourse on advancing ocean observations.

Through presentations and panel discussions, the event will explore opportunities for cost-effective technologies and collaboration with the private sector, culminating in networking opportunities to facilitate cross-sectoral partnerships.


  • Gorringe Patrick (SMHI)
  • Jessica Sandoval (Ocean Discovery League)
  • Patricia López García (National Oceanography Centre)
  • Thanos Gkritzalis (VLIZ – Flanders Marine Institute)
  • Peer Fietzek (Kongsberg Discovery)
  • Emma Heslop (Global Ocean Observing System – GOOS)

Moderator: Brendal Townsend (MTS)

Hosts: Marine Technology Society (MTS), National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), GEORGE, & ICOS ERIC

Participation: This off-site event does not require registration for the main conference (UN Ocean Decade). However, pre-registration is encouraged for better logistical planning. Please note that participation is exclusively in person. Attendees interested in receiving event summaries can indicate their preference through the provided registration form.

918 Technology Event

World Trade Center Barcelona

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