Save the date for EuroGOOS International Conference: Operational Oceanography serving sustainable marine development

The EuroGOOS International Conference, organized every three years, is a milestone in ocean observing providing a forum for international scientific experience sharing. The next conference will take place from 3 to 5 October 2017, hosted by IMR and NERSC in Bergen, Norway.

The conference will provide a forum for a broad range of implementers and users of operational oceanography services, including marine scientists and technologists, private companies, and policymakers. The conference will review the present ocean monitoring and forecasting capacities and oceanographic services, and identify new science and technology priorities. It will facilitate dialogue, experience sharing and future planning with both European and international partners and stakeholders, towards a more coordinated response to global challenges and societal needs related to seas and oceans.

The two and a half day conference will include plenary, splinter and poster sessions as well as round tables with focused discussions. The main outcomes of the conference will be summarized during the last day and key messages will be formulated. Presentations in splinter sessions will be selected based on an open call for abstracts, to be launched in March 2017. Full papers will be published in the EuroGOOS conference proceeding series.