EuroGOOS International Conference

10th EuroGOOS International Conference
European Operational Oceanography for the Ocean we want – addressing the UN Ocean Decade Challenges

The European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) promotes, since 1994, the development of Operational Oceanography in Europe as the component of the Global Ocean Observing System of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC GOOS).

Every three years the EuroGOOS conference provides a forum for marine scientists and technologists developing operational oceanography products, and the users of these services including decision and policy-makers as well as the private sector. 

The EuroGOOS conference offers an opportunity to discuss how well our ocean monitoring and forecasting are supporting societal and policy needs. The event facilitates dialogue among a broad range of ocean observing and forecasting stakeholders, towards a fit-for-purpose ocean information delivery.

We are heading into the third year since the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), which was proclaimed with the aim of revolutionising ocean science and triggering a radical change in humanity’s relationship with the ocean. 

With this as a reference, and following the EuroGOOS 2030 Strategy, the 10th EuroGOOS International Conference is addressing the latest research and technology in a wide range of oceanographic services for society. The conference will also discuss transversal issues, such as diversity and inclusion and public engagement.

Key priorities of the 2023 EuroGOOS conference:

  • Analysing the state of the art and defining emerging priorities in operational oceanography;
  • Advancing the framework towards the sustainability and integration of in situ observations;
  • Developing a seamless forecasting system of the European seas and global ocean;
  • Strengthening the responsiveness of European operational oceanography to policy and governance needs;
  • Fostering engagement of all stakeholders to co-design the European operational oceanography;
  • Promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity in oceanography and ocean science;
  • Integrating European operational oceanography into the global context.

The three-day conference will include plenary, splinter, and poster sessions, as well as round tables with focused discussions. The main outcomes of the conference will be summarized during the last day and key messages will be formulated. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for their presentations or posters, while full papers will be published in the EuroGOOS conference proceedings.

Read more about this edition’s themes and topics, programme, call for abstracts, and registration on the conference website.