The objectives of this half day event, organised by Eurocean and its Member the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), is to share information on recent developments and future plans for ocean observations in Europe and to discuss existing regional and European-wide ocean observation and supporting initiatives. The discussion will address the principal EOOS key drivers (research, technology, societal and environmental) to gain a better understanding on the status and gaps in the European observing capacity at different geographical scales.
Moreover, it is an occasion to learn from the experience of participants in relation to existing efforts in the coordination and streamlining of usage of marine research infrastructure and marine data collection. Finally the workshop will aim to clarify potential roles for EurOcean, its members and related initiatives in relation to EOOS.
Speakers have been invited from the European Commission, EuroGOOS, the European Marine Board (EMB), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and from among the membership of Eurocean