Posts Category: Current

Highlights from the 11th FerryBox workshop

The 11th FerryBox Workshop took place on 28-29 September, 2022, at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon in Geesthacht, Germany. The workshop highlighted the progress within the FerryBox community during the 20 years since the EU FerryBox project started (November 2002) which was, in fact, coordinated by Hereon, which was known at the time as GKSS. The participants included… Read more »

State of the Global Ocean Observing System in 2022

The United Nations have just released the new Ocean Observing System Report Card – a high-level annual report providing a deep insight on the state, capacity and value of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). The Report Card was produced by the operational centre OceanOPS in collaboration with GOOS partners and experts.  In 2022 the… Read more »

EuroGOOS and Mercator Ocean International sign a Memorandum of Understanding

EuroGOOS has signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mercator Ocean International. Mercator Ocean International is a non-profit organization dedicated to global ocean monitoring and forecasting and member of the EuroGOOS Association. With this MoU, the parties agree to enhance cooperation in the promotion of ocean observations and the development of the European Ocean… Read more »

The Technologies of the Science We Need for the Ocean We Want – Report from the EOOS Tech Forum

Ocean technologies, data, and infrastructures are undergoing rapid changes, transforming the ocean research and innovation. Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data or blockchain are starting to shape research and innovation cycles. Sustained ocean observations, essential to increase our understanding of the ocean and its functions, require a suite of increasingly efficient technologies and… Read more »

Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems – new guide

The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and its Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems released a new guide titled “Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems”. This document is a new reference for operational oceanography, prepared by 80 authors and in cooperation with 51 institutions from 18 countries worldwide. EuroGOOS Member Organization Delegates Enrique… Read more »

EuroGOOS at the UN Ocean Conference

Many EuroGOOS Member Organizations and the EuroGOOS Office will be present at the UN Ocean Conference (UNOC 2022). This is a milestone event bringing together the global communities across all sectors of society for high-level and comprehensive dialogues about ocean sustainability. “There is a great deal we still do not know about the ocean but… Read more »

EuroGOOS co-organizes events at EMD 2022 on ocean services for European Green Deal & on Ocean Literacy

Join us for two stakeholder workshops at the European Maritime Day (EMD) conference (19-20 May 2022, Ravenna), co-organized by the EuroGOOS Office! EMD is the annual two-day event organized by the European Commission during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss, and outline joint action on maritime affairs. This year’s main theme is ‘Sustainable… Read more »

Highlights from the EOOS Technology Forum 2022

From 22 to 24 March 2022, the second edition of the EOOS Technology Forum took place as a virtual workshop, organised by EuroGOOS, with the support and collaboration of EuroSea and Minke EU Horizon 2020 projects, and endorsed as an UN Ocean Decade activity. The workshop brought together 124 participants representing instrument manufacturers, technicians, technologists,… Read more »

Save the date for the European Glider Data Management Workshop!

Given the exponential growth of the glider community over the last few years, we invite you to this workshop on 22-24 June and 4-8 July 2022, organised by EuroGOOS Glider Task Team, and the GROOM II and EuroSea projects, to continue to improve the management of glider data and metadata in Europe, with the following… Read more »