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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 »

1st Ocean Literacy Summit to take place on the UN World Ocean’s Day, 8 June 2020

On the occasion of World Oceans Day, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, in collaboration with Ocean Wise, EuroGOOS, and Experiential Atelier, organizes the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit. In 2020, we are celebrating people, projects and programmes related to “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”. As part of a fundamental tool to enhance capacity development, ocean literacy… Read more »

EuroGOOS welcomes new Secretary General Dr. Inga Lips

Dr. Inga Lips has joined EuroGOOS as new Secretary General. Dr. Lips has 24-year experience in marine science managing national and international programmes and activities. Before joining EuroGOOS, Inga worked at the Tallinn University of Technology where she established and led the marine ecology lab and initiated several new study fields, among others on microplastics… Read more »

New positions open at the EuroGOOS Secretariat

EuroGOOS is seeking enthusiastic professionals to fill two new positions at the EuroGOOS Secretariat. Place of work is the EuroGOOS office in the Brussels European district. Science Officer to support the EuroGOOS team in activities linked to the coordination of the European ocean observing and forecasting. The position is for 4 years.  Communications Officer to… Read more »

Responsible Research and Innovation in Ocean Observing and Forecasting

The EU project EuroSea has delivered a fact sheet on Responsible Research and Innovation in the realm of ocean observing and forecasting activities. Responsible Research and Innovation helps to plan and carry out research and engagement in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders to ensure maximum benefit is derived from co-design, sharing and endorsement of the research results. … Read more »

EuroGOOS Operational Modelling Inventory in European Seas

The EuroGOOS Coastal Working Group delivered an overview and analysis of the operational modelling capacities in the European seas and recommendations for improvements. The study has been published in Frontiers in Marine Science Journal (see here). The analysis was based on the contributions from 49 organizations around Europe, representing more than 100 operational model systems… Read more »

The UN Ocean Decade Preparations

EuroGOOS has contributed to the regional preparatory workshops for three sea basins most linked to the EuroGOOS activities: the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Arctic, within the preparations for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (UN Ocean Decade). All meetings took place in January 2020. There has been so far… Read more »

Contributing to the Ocean Literacy Framework in the UN Ocean Decade

EuroGOOS’ Dina Eparkhina, initiator and facilitator of the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network, represented our efforts at the UNESCO brainstorming on the Ocean Literacy Framework for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.  The Ocean Literacy Framework design considers the goal of engaging all members of society within the UN Decade. It assumes the… Read more »

Our 2019 highlights in this festive season

Thank you 2019! At our General Assembly in May we had the honour of welcoming three new members to our organisation, SHOM, France, PLOCAN, Spain, and NIVA, Norway. This brings our overall membership to 44 organizations spanning oceanographic institutes, met offices and hydrographic agencies in 18 European countries.  In 2019 we have contributed to a great… Read more »