Posts Category: Current

EuroGOOS partnered with Mercator Ocean: towards fit-for-purpose in situ observations

EuroGOOS signed a contract with Mercator Ocean to promote sustained ocean observations and a strong connection with users of marine data products. The contract particularly addresses seaborne, in situ, observations and the uptake of Copernicus Marine Service (CMEMS). Mercator Ocean is an EU Entrusted Entity with responsibility to deliver the CMEMS service within the current EU multi-annual financial framework… Read more »

Job opportunity at EuroGOOS Office

The EuroGOOS Office seeks an Administrator whose mission is to deliver financial and administrative tasks in support of the EuroGOOS team. The job is based in central Brussels at the EuroGOOS Office hosted by the Belgian Science Policy Office, BELSPO. EuroGOOS offers to the successful candidate a 3.5-year fixed contract and the opportunity to work… Read more »

Building a European Ocean Observing System, EOOS – summary of the European Parliament event

Download in PDF On 8 September, the first EOOS conference took place at the European Parliament hosted by Member of the European Parliament Ricardo Serrão Santos. The event, entitled ‘Building a European Ocean Observing System’ attracted over 70 participants from across Europe, as well as many representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research… Read more »

The power of open-access interoperable marine data for the Blue Economy

The power of open-access interoperable marine data for the maritime sector: An untapped resource? Access to marine data and information: The role of European marine data portals in knowledge transfer How can publicly funded marine information sharing initiatives develop to meet industry user needs? What are the specific needs of SMEs? What are the bottlenecks… Read more »

High Frequency Radars – European survey

High Frequency Radar (HFR) technology offers a unique insight to coastal ocean variability by providing high-resolution data at the interface between ocean and atmosphere. HFR data measure currents with a relatively wide spatial coverage and high spatio-temporal resolution in near real time making them valuable operational oceanographic tools. In Europe, the use of HFR systems is growing… Read more »

EuroGOOS 2016 General Assembly: main outcomes

EuroGOOS 2016 General Assembly meeting took place from 25 to 27 May. Organized at the EuroGOOS headquarters in Brussels, the meeting brought together over 50 delegates from 40 organizations in 19 European states, as well as the European Commission, Regional Sea Conventions, and European networks. The Assembly opened with a special session on oceanographic products… Read more »

Kostas Nittis Medal awarded to young researcher from France

Angelique Melet, a young researcher from Mercator Ocean, France, was awarded the 2016 Kostas Nittis Medal and associated grant yesterday. Angelique’s application went through a competitive evaluation process earlier in the year. The award ceremony took place yesterday in Brussels, at a special session of the EuroGOOS General Assembly 2016, bringing together over 50 representatives… Read more »

EuroGOOS welcomed the science and technology ministers communiqué to G7 Summit

EuroGOOS welcomed the communiqué by the G7 science and technology ministers agreed at their meeting in Tsukuba, Japan, on 15-17 May. The ministers’ communiqué to the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Ise-Shima on 26-27 May, includes a strong emphasis on sustained and enhanced global ocean observing, data sharing and capacity building, critically required for the ocean… Read more »

EuroGOOS policy brief launched at European Maritime Day

At the European Maritime Day today, EuroGOOS has released its new policy brief, European operational oceanography: Delivering services for Blue Growth and ecosystem-based management. The publication was officially launched at the EuroGOOS exhibition stand in the presence of Gesine Meissner, Member of European Parliament, Sigi Gruber, European Commission DG Research and Innovation, Douglas Cripe, Group… Read more »