Posts Category: Current

EOOS Operations Committee holds a successful first meeting

The newly formed EOOS Operations Committee held a successful first meeting on 24-25 November 2020 (virtual), chaired by EuroGOOS and co-organized by EuroGOOS and GOOS within the activities of the EuroSea project. The meeting brought together over 45 participants, across 23 European countries. The EOOS Operations Committee is a vital element of the EOOS governance representing… Read more »

EuroGOOS response to the European Commission Initiative ‘Ocean Observation – Sharing Responsibility’

EuroGOOS summited the institutional response to the European Commission Inception Impact Assessment, Ocean Observation – Sharing Responsibility, as part of the online consultation on the inception (22 October – 19 November 2020). This initiative, proposed by the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, aims to achieve a common EU approach for measuring once and… Read more »

Applications for the Kostas Nittis Award are now open until 31 January 2021

Every year, EuroGOOS awards the Kostas Nittis Medal and an accompanying grant of € 3,000 to outstanding early-career marines scientists in operational oceanography and the broader ocean observing field.  The call is open to marine students younger than 30 years old, conducting innovative work at the Master of Science or Ph.D. level in the areas… Read more »

Summary of the 1st EOOS Technology Forum

On 13 October 2020, the 1st EOOS Technology Forum was organized by EuroGOOS through its Technology Plan Working Group and hosted by SeaTechWeek as a virtual event. The Forum brought together 77 participants representing instrument manufacturers, technicians, technologists, and scientists across the public and private sectors from 11 European countries, the United States, Canada, and Argentina. Participants discussed… Read more »

Save the date for the 9th EuroGOOS International Conference, 5-7 May 2021, virtual event

The EuroGOOS conference provides a forum of interaction between marine scientists and technologists developing operational oceanography products, and the users of these services including decision and policy-makers as well as the private sector. The event is an opportunity to review the present ocean monitoring and forecasting capacities and their services, and to identify new science… Read more »

EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network map: discover our members!

The map of the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network has been released today on the occasion of the EU4Ocean platform launch event. The network brings together 20 organizations from eight European nations and three of the pan-European and global remit. We are working together with other local, regional and global partners to promote and empower the… Read more »

The EOOS Technology Forum to be launched at SeaTechWeek

The EOOS Technology Forum aims to: Bring closer the marine instrument manufacturers, technicians, technologists and scientists, in the public and private sectors – to drive development and innovation in the European ocean observing technologies; Support regular assessments of the technological readiness in the European oceanography, with a focus on Global Ocean Observing System essential ocean… Read more »

European Ocean Literacy library by EuroGOOS launched on the World Ocean Day!

For our community, the ocean is not only passion, but also our daily work. EuroGOOS brings together European oceanographic institutes, met offices, hydrographic agencies, and foundations. These organizations help to predict the weather, plan maritime activities, view real time changes in the ocean conditions, or study our climate. EuroGOOS members also engage with citizens in… Read more »

EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis award to a young marine scientist – call open!

The Kostas Nittis Medal was established in memory of EuroGOOS Secretary General and strategic leader Dr. Kostas Nittis (1964-2014). The Kostas Nittis Medal is accompanied by a grant awarded to an early career marine scientist within operational oceanography and broader ocean observing. The Kostas Nittis Medal and the grant amounting to € 3,000 aim to… Read more »

How the COVID-19 crisis affects information on the state of our environment?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of our lives, but only some of them are clearly visible to the public. One of such hidden effects is related to the acquisition of environmental data. Many areas of the environmental data collection have been affected by the ongoing pandemic. Aircraft-based observations of temperature and wind have… Read more »