The Oceanology International event

15/03/2016 17/03/2016

The Oceanology International event offers the world’s leading forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities.

Tuesday 15th March morning
Holiday Inn Express London Excel Meeting room
Jerico-Next WP4/WP1: preparatory meeting with WP’s leaders

  • 8:30-9:00: Introduction, identified cross cuttings and questions to be solved
  • +1h30 per JRAP
  • end around 17:00 by a discussion: General discussion on the science strategies and to strengthen cross cutting towards a multidisciplinary approach according to the STAC recommendations

Tuesday 15th March afternoon:
Innovation Show Floor Theatre

  • 14:00-17:00: Innovation Meets Industry: Open to all, showcasing the achievements of open ocean and coastal observatories and the new technologies evolving from the scientific activities of marine observatories across Europe. Attendees will learn about the business case for accessing ocean and coastal observatories; hear about the advances in standardisation, inter-operability, data management, online access to data, and sensor web enablement; and receive an invitation to access existing ocean and coastal observatories to test new equipment in controlled surroundings.


  • 14:05-14:25: The Business Case for Ocean and Coastal Observatories  – N.O’Neill (SLR)
  • 14:25-14:45: Open Access data and developing oceanographic products and services for maritime users: marine observations and forecasts for use by industry – Glenn Nolan (EuroGOOS)
  • 14:45-15:05: Sharing ocean observing infrastructures for science and innovation – Eric Delory (PLOCAN
  • 15:05-15:25: Demonstration of online data access to ocean observatory data – S. Lavery (SLR)
  • 15:25-15:45: The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory: A new innovative European Marine Research Infrastructure focused on technology development – Paul Gaughan (Irish Marine Institute)
  • 15:45-16:05: Standardising European ocean observatory infrastructures for scientific and industry impact research and monitoring applications- Henry Ruhl (NOC)
  • 16:05-17:00: Question and Answer Session

Wednesday 16th March morning:
South Gallery Room

  • 09:00-11:30: Technology Cluster Workshop: Open to all, this will be an opportunity for end users of marine observation data to provide input to the managers of ocean and coastal observatories on the relevance and impact of different data sets to business activities. Marine environmental data is being generated by a large number of existing ocean and coastal observatories. SMEs can generate commercial products and services based on this data.  This workshop is designed to present what data is currently available and learn from the business community and end users which data sets have most relevance and impact in the different business sectors of shipping, ports, metocean forecasting, defence, submarine cables, marine environmental monitoring, deep sea mining, oil and gas exploration and offshore renewable energy operations. 


  • 09:00-09:30: Presentations on Jerico NEXT, FixO3 (where/what/online demo/wall charts)`and EMSODEV
  • 09:30-09:45: Introduction to facilitated workshop
  • 09:45-10:45: Facilitated Workshop- Impact and Utilisation of observatory data to commercial end users
  • 10:45-11:00: Feedback on input to workshop
  • 11:00-11:30: Explore opportunities to develop products and services

Thursday 17th March morning:
Novotel Excel meeting room 4:

  • 9:00-13:00: WP5 progress meeting
    Introduction + 20 min per TASK from 1 to 8
    Conclusion of the meeting and discussions

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