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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 »

Science report to G7 ministers stresses ocean observing as cross-cutting priority

An ocean report has been submitted to the G7 science ministers for their upcoming meeting (15-17 May), in advance of the G7 summit (26-27 May, Ise-Shima, Japan). The report identifies seven thematic priorities: plastic pollution, deep-sea mining, acidification, de-oxygenation/hypoxia, ocean warming, biodiversity, and ecosystem degradation. Ocean observing is emphasised as a cross-cutting priority for all those… Read more »

UK launch National Partnership for Ocean Prediction

The UK’s National Partnership for Ocean Prediction was launched at the inaugural workshop in Bristol on 26 April 2016 and will be presented at the EuroGOOS booth at the European Maritime Day in Turku. This collaboration initiative brings together the leading UK marine science and oceanographic organizations, Met Office, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture… Read more »

Commission release Integrated European Union Policy for the Arctic

Today, the European Commission has released an Integrated European Union Policy for the Arctic in its joint communication to the European Parliament and the Council. Building on previous initiatives, the policy focuses on advancing international cooperation in responding to the impacts of climate change on the Arctic’s fragile environment, and on promoting and contributing to… Read more »

‘The Ocean Economy in 2030’ released by OECD

Today, the OECD released ‘The Ocean Economy in 2030’. The report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges. Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries. The report stresses that unsustainable use of the ocean resources threatens the welfare and prosperity… Read more »

EuroGOOS response to the EC consultation on the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 work programme

EuroGOOS submitted its response to the European Commission consultation on the 2018-2020 work programme for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 ‘Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials’. The Commission is planning to allocate €1 billion in this societal challenge for projects which should help achieving a resource-efficient and climate-change-resilient economy and society, as… Read more »

Towards an Arctic GOOS Regional Alliance

Today starts the Arctic Science Summit Week during which an unprecedented series of events will take place nurturing understanding and dialogue among scientists, policymakers, journalists, and general public. On the occasion of the Arctic Science Summit Week and the Arctic Observing Summit, EuroGOOS, GOOS and IOC-UNESCO have released a policy brief calling for an Arctic… Read more »