Every three years the EuroGOOS conference provides a forum for interaction between marine scientists & technologists that develop Operational Oceanography services, and users & stakeholders, including the private sector and decision & policy makers.
The key priorities of the 7th Conference (28-30 October 2014) will be to:
• identify new operational services and methods of interaction with users, with emphasis on sustained economic growth;
• highlight the challenges of monitoring and forecasting the biogeochemical state of the seas and oceans and prioritize the required RTD with emphasis on the needs of relevant directives such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and its regional implementation;
• develop new strategies and plans for key European initiatives (Copernicus Marine Service, EOOS-European Ocean Observing System) and their links to the Global programs (GOOS, GODAE).
The main themes of the conference are:
A. Meeting end-user needs & supporting Blue Growth
B. Copernicus: Towards a European Centre for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting
C. Ocean modelling & forecasting: extending & improving predictability
D. In-situ and remote sensing observations: towards a European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)