Breaking Waves, Breaking Barriers – celebrating women oceanographers at OceanObs’19

Registrations are open to the OceanObs’19 side event that will bring together ocean scientists from across the globe to discuss the important role women have served in shaping oceanography. As part of the OceanObs’19 conference week, this event will include a discussion and reception as we pay tribute to great women scientists and inspire the future generations for a more inclusive, robust, and forward-leaning discipline.

Opening Address: 

  • Wendy Schmidt, Schmidt Ocean Institute, USA


  • Barb Kirkpatrick, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System of the Integrated Ocean Observation System, USA
  • Nelly Florida, BMKG Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, Indonesia
  • Juliet Hermes, South African Environmental Observation Network, South Africa


  • Rosie Alegado, University of Hawaii, USA

In addition to these prominent women sharing their vibrant stories of mentorship and leadership, this event will invite ambassadors to act as the reception hosts.

EuroGOOS is on the international organizing committee of this event, representing the European voice. 

Further information and registration here