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7th EuroGOOS Conference: Europe to take the global lead in operational oceanography

Nearly 200 enthusiastic participants gathered last week in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, for our 7th Conference, titled “Operational Oceanography for sustainable Blue Growth”, which was co-organized with the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute. During the 3-day Conference (28-30 October), participants had the opportunity to learn about recent developments in operational oceanography and have interesting discussions… Read more »

EuroGOOS Strategy Implementation Plan

EuroGOOS has developed a five-year  which outlines its contribution to realising the . Whereas the EuroGOOS Strategy 2014-2020 outlines the priorities of EuroGOOS as agreed and approved by the EuroGOOS Board and EuroGOOS members; the present document shall transfer the EuroGOOS Strategy into concrete goals, actions and deadlines.

Making the European Ocean Observing System a reality: messages from EurOCEAN 2014

A successful EurOCEAN 2014 Conference took place last week in Rome (7-9 October) where marine scientists from all over Europe gathered to talk about Blue Growth and how better and greater knowledge and understanding of marine ecosystems can support its sustainability. EuroGOOS was represented by its Chair, Dr Erik Buch, who spoke about the concept… Read more »

EuroGOOS Strategy 2014-2020 now available

A strategy document driving EuroGOOS activities for 2014-2020 has just been published; it is a joint effort of EuroGOOS Members, the Executive Directors Board and the Secretariat. To view/download, please click .

The importance of an integrated end-to-end European Ocean Observing System: key message of EMD 2014

Source: EMD & EMODnet Secretariat Report from the joint EuroGOOS/EMODnet/EMB/JRC workshop at the European Maritime Day in Bremen, 19 May 2014:  “From marine observations and data to information, knowledge and blue growth: towards an integrated end-to-end European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)”      EuroGOOS Chair Dr. Erik Buch (left) and Head of EMODnet Secretariat Jan-Bart… Read more »

Quality Assurance of Real Time Ocean Data: IOOS releases fifth manual

Source: U.S. IOOS As part of the U.S. IOOS Data Management and Communication (DMAC) core services, the U.S. IOOS Program Office has released the fifth QARTOD manual; Real-Time Quality Control of Water Level Data. This document represents significant progress towards more effective collection and processing of real-time water level observations using best-practices for quality control… Read more »

Sonar spots invisible Arctic oil spills

Source: Scientific American, May 2014 The article speaks about how Arctic Ocean drilling may cause dangerous leaks under ice which are not visible by the eye but may be traced by sonars. Click here to read the full article.

ICES launches call for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

ICES seeks data providers for regional overviews Source: ICES news archive This call for expressions of interest in providing Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (OOPS) to the ICES advice process is aimed at the expert groups in ICES, as well as the MyOcean community and the satellite earth observation community, who produce, or are planning… Read more »

Euro-Argo receives recognition as ERIC

Euro-Argo – Global ocean observing infrastructure gets EU legal status Source: EC DG Research & Innovation & Euro-Argo European Commission recently granted the ERIC legal status to Euro-Argo, the European contribution to Argo – a global array of autonomous instruments deployed over the world ocean and reporting near-real time subsurface ocean properties to a wide… Read more »