Science Advisory Working Group (SAWG)


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The EuroGOOS Science Advisory Working Group (SAWG) works to provide information and guidance on research priorities at National, regional, and pan-European levels. It helps translate these priorities into possible actions to be performed by EuroGOOS members, ROOS, Task Teams, and Working Groups.

Key Objectives

  • Supporting cross-cutting integration among ROOS, WGs, and TTs on scientific and technological aspects.
  • Supporting the implementation of the EuroGOOS strategy and development of EOOS.
  • Giving advice by identifying scientific gaps and addressing the scientific challenges in developing seamless modelling, monitoring and forecasting capacities, covering full-scale marine space, time and parameters, and serving public safety, blue growth, climate change adaptation, and ocean health services.
  • Facilitating scientific gaps and cooperation with relevant external communities, e.g. marine environment, fishery, climate change, or commercial blue-growth sectors.

List of Members


  • Jun She, Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Denmark
  • Lucie Cocquempot, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France


  • Alejandro Orfila, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA), Spain
  • Anna Nikolopoulos, Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), Norway
  • Antonio Bonaduce, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)
  • Eric Jansen, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC)
  • George Petihakis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
  • Ghada El Serafy, Deltares, Netherlands
  • Giuseppe Civitarese, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy
  • Helene Frigstad, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway
  • Henning Wehde, Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway
  • Joanna Staneva, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany
  • Julien Mader, AZTI, Spain
  • Laura Beranzoli, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy
  • Manuel Ruiz Villareal, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain
  • Marco Marcelli, University of Tuscia, Italy
  • Sara Morucci, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy
  • Sebastien Legrand, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Belgium
  • Vidar Lien, Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway

EuroGOOS Facilitation:

  • Joseph Nolan, Science Officer – Email

Terms of Reference

Documents and Reports