EuroGOOS Science Advisory working group was set up to deliver policy advise on research, technology development and innovation priorities in European operational oceanography.
The working group objectives:
- Identify research, technology and innovation needs for advancing prediction and analyses of the marine environment and relate them to society, science and policy;
- Maintain a dialogue between operational science and ocean dynamics studies;
- Enhance the connection between environmental and climate change research and operational oceanography;
- Support educational programs for operational oceanography, strengthening links between science and engineering.
The working group, chaired by Jun She (DMI, Denmark), developed a white paper, Developing European operational oceanography for Blue Growth, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and ecosystem-based management, published in the EGU Ocean Sciences journal – view here. On the basis of this white paper, EuroGOOS office and the working group chair delivered a policy brief – download here. This EuroGOOS policy brief, European Operational Oceanography: Delivering Services for Blue Growth and Ecosystem-based management, was launched at the European Maritime Day 2016 – see the news item.