Posts Category: Current

Looking back at 2018 with a big smile – Happy 2019!

With our warm wishes to the EuroGOOS community in the coming year, we are looking back at 2018 with a big smile. In 2018, EuroGOOS started its chairmanship of the UNESCO IOC’s Global Ocean Observing System Regional Alliances Forum, while at the same time reaffirming its central role in advancing integration and openness in the… Read more »

Why should Brussels care about ocean observing?

We know more about Mars than we know about the ocean. Yet, ocean observations deliver critical information for a long list of societal benefits, not least the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ocean observation’s national funders, pan-European research coordination projects, scientists and politicians spent three days in Brussels unwinding the complexities of the ocean information needs…. Read more »

EMSO and EuroGOOS cement their partnership in promoting ocean observing

Today, at the EOOS conference in Brussels, the EuroGOOS chair George Petihakis, and the EMSO director-general Juanjo Dañobeitia signed a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations to strengthen partnership in promoting the European ocean observing efforts. Cementing the already ongoing collaboration, EuroGOOS and EMSO agree to jointly coordinate the EuroGOOS Task Team on ocean… Read more »

European Research Infrastructures share best practice and look ahead

The 7th ENVRI week took place in Riga, Latvia, from 5 to 9 November 2018. ENVRI, the European Environmental Research Infrastructures community, brought together in the Horizon 2020 ENVRIplus project, deliver valuable resources for environmental scientists. ENVRIplus gathers all domains of Earth system science (atmospheric, marine, biosphere and solid Earth) to capitalize on the progress… Read more »

EOOS Strategy and Implementation Plan 2018-2022 released

The EOOS strategy and implementation plan have been finalized by the EOOS steering group with significant community input. The documents build on the EOOS Consultation Document 2016 (pdf) and a series of events and open consultations. Further to the successful EOOS forum on 8 March 2018 and subsequent open consultation on the draft strategy and implementation plan, these documents… Read more »

Registration open to OceanObs’19

The OceanObs’19 conference is a community-driven conference that brings people from all over the planet together to communicate the decadal progress of ocean observing networks and to chart innovative solutions to society’s growing needs for ocean information in the coming decade.  OceanObs’19 will strive to improve the governance of a global ocean observing system, including… Read more »

Ocean Observing showcases at the EuroGEOSS workshop

The EuroGEOSS workshop took place in Geneva from 12 to 14 September. At the workshop, the H2020 AtlantOS project and EuroGOOS co-organized and co-chaired a breakout session “Monitoring for FAIR data principles – how could European expertise foster the implementation of SDG 14 objectives?” on 13 September 2018.  The breakout session discussed how ocean observing… Read more »

EurOCEAN Conference – save the date

EurOCEAN conferences have become important fora for the marine and maritime research community and wider stakeholders. Started in 2004, the series provides an interface with European and national policymakers and strategic planners, to consider, discuss and respond to new marine science and technology developments, challenges and opportunities. EurOCEAN 2019 date and place have been announced… Read more »

2018 Kostas Nittis Medal awarded to Florent Gasparin

At the end of the GEO Blue Planet Symposium plenary on 4 July, Glenn Nolan, EuroGOOS Secretary General, awarded the 2018 Kostas Nittis Medal to Florent Gasparin. The Medal is awarded yearly by the EuroGOOS Executive Directors Board to a young scientist who has made a significant contribution to operational oceanography. “The EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis Medal… Read more »

EOOS conference programme released

EOOS conference, Evolving the European Ocean Observing System: Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions, will take place in Brussels on 21-23 November 2018. The draft programme is now available.  The conference aims to further connect European ocean observing communities, building on the success of the EOOS Forum on 8 March 2018. At the conference, the EOOS strategy and… Read more »