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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 »

Earth Observations services for the European coasts: new Copernicus market uptake project FORCOAST

FORCOAST, a Copernicus market uptake project, had its kick-off meeting in Schevening, the Netherlands, on 26-27 November. The project is coordinated by the co-chair of the EuroGOOS Coastal Working Group Ghada El Serafy, Deltares. FORCOAST is receiving €2 million from the EU Horizon 2020 programme to develop oceanographic products for the European aquaculture, wild fisheries… Read more »

The EuroGOOS 2019 Kostas Nittis medal and grant winner announced

María Dolores Pérez Hernández has been selected as the winner of this year’s EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis medal and travel grant. The Kostas Nittis medal and the grant amounting to € 3,000 aim to support the participation of early career marine scientists in relevant conferences and events. The awardee is thus given a chance to present their… Read more »

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate released

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). More than 100 scientists from 30 countries contributed to the SROCC. The report highlights the need for urgent, ambitious, and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the planet’s ocean and cryosphere…. Read more »

OceanObs’19 – integrating the ocean knowledge to meet societal needs

OceanObs’19 has just finished after five intense days of exchanges in plenary, breakouts, exhibition and networking. The event engaged 1,360 participants from 74 countries and 2,500 white paper co-authors have contributed to the design of the programme and the conference statement. OceanObs’19 charted the way forward in the ocean observing integration, innovation, effective governance and… Read more »

EuroGOOS chairing the Global Ocean Observing System Regional Alliances Forum

The 9th GOOS Regional Alliances (GRA) Forum was hosted by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, JAMSTEC, in Tokyo, from 5 to 7 August. Glenn Nolan represented EuroGOOS and is the current chair of the GRA Forum. Wide ranging updates on GOOS governance and the recently published GOOS 2030 strategy were discussed.  The… Read more »