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Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is now open for the 8th EuroGOOS International Conference, Operational Oceanography Serving Sustainable Marine Development, to take place in Bergen, Norway, from 3 to 5 October 2017.

Published 28.03.2017 - Updated 12.09.2017

Important information

  • Abstract submission is online at eurogoos.imr.no
  • Abstracts should pertain to one of the conference themes and topics detailed in this announcement
  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: 18 June 2017; All authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 June 2017
  • Full papers of approved abstracts should be delivered to EuroGOOS by 10 September 2017, for publication in the EuroGOOS 2017 Conference Proceedings

The EuroGOOS conference

The EuroGOOS association (www.eurogoos.eu) promotes, since 1994, the development of Operational Oceanography in Europe in the framework of the UNESCO-IOC International GOOS (Global Ocean Observing System) program.

Every three years the EuroGOOS conference provides a forum of interaction between 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 provides the opportunity to review the present ocean monitoring and forecasting capacities including relevant services, and to identify new challenges and the underpinning science and technology priorities. The conference facilitates dialogue, experience sharing and future planning with international partners and stakeholders, towards a more coordinated response to global challenges and societal needs related to seas and oceans.

Conference format

The two and a half day meeting 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 will be invited to submit abstracts for their presentations, while full papers will be published in the EuroGOOS conference proceeding series immediately prior to the conference (more information will be provided in the 2nd announcement).

Key priorities of the 8th EuroGOOS conference

Major developments have taken place in operational oceanography in recent years particularly in the enhanced networking and cooperation among ocean observing and data aggregation initiatives  and in the development of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) associated products and services for users. Marine research infrastructures have in some cases transitioned to full legal entities providing robust, timely and quality assured data to the operational oceanography and wider scientific community. The polar oceans will also receive more attention in the coming years through the Year of Polar Prediction and projects including the European Commission’s INTAROS project focused on the Arctic observing system. In coastal seas, there is significant activity to raise the technology readiness of key observing technologies, to enhance predictions in coastal areas, to incorporate more routine collection of biogeochemical measurements, and to provide better services to users in all European sea basins including enhanced satellite products. Acoustic technologies have developed rapidly in recent years and are increasingly used in operational oceanography.

Reflecting these developments,  the key priorities of the 2017 EuroGOOS conference will be to:

  • Highlight the progress in linking and aligning European ocean observing stakeholders and initiatives towards building an integrated and sustained European Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS, INTAROS, and others);
  • Highlight the progress made in integrating and aggregating European marine data to enhance its societal and economic potential (Copernicus Marine Service, EMODnet, SeaDataNet, and others);
  • Identify community priorities regarding the evolution of the Copernicus Marine Environment  Monitoring Service;
  • Evaluate the role of marine research infrastructures in the operational oceanographic system;
  • Emphasise new initiatives under way for polar seas (observation and predictive capabilities);
  • Explore some of the new technologies for coastal operational oceanography;
  • Elaborate the role of acoustic technologies in the ocean observing system;
  • Evaluate the ongoing efforts to integrate ocean observing and data initiatives at a global level, meeting the societal, policy and economic needs.