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Implementation of Multi-disciplinary Sustained Ocean Observations Workshop

Event Type Workshop
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2017-02-08 - End: 2017-02-10
Location NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Kovens Conference Center Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 N.E. 151st Street, North Miami, United States
Short Title IMSOO
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Since the OceanObs’09 Conference, the ocean observing community has been improving coordination and collaboration amongst physical, biogeochemical and biology/ecosystem communities. Societal and scientific requirements for sustained observations have been captured in Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs), many of which are also Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) as defined by the Global Climate Observing System reporting to the UNFCCC. Significant progress has been made through the introduction of the Framework for Ocean Observing in 2012 and the creation and refinement of the disciplinary EOVs, based on expert evaluation of feasibility and impact. With advances in observing technology, and the definition of EOVs, clear opportunities exist to improve the coordinated planning and implementation of observing activities measuring EOVs across the three disciplines. This workshop will identify priority steps forward by bringing together users of established observing networks and experts in EOVs and science in all three of the ocean observation disciplines. Objectives of the Workshop The major aims of the workshop are:

    • To build on the established societal and scientific requirements expressed in EOVs, identify the key applications and phenomena that will benefit from co-located multi-disciplinary sustained observations • To identify near-term innovation priorities for observing platforms and sensors to enable multi-disciplinary observations, and • To identify programmatic and professional connections between existing and emerging observing networks that will increase multi-disciplinary observations
These will contribute to long-term objectives of improving the capability of GOOS to serve specific information needs, and to raise awareness of the foundational role of sustained ocean observations in delivering societal benefit. To provide a mechanism for looking at convergence across the oceans disciplines, the workshop will examine three preselected demonstration themes:
    • Changes in plankton communities (including ocean color), • Oxygen minimum zones, • Open ocean/shelf interactions (including boundary currents)
These themes were chosen because they represent global and challenging problems that are best addressed through collaboration of physical, biogeochemical and biological observations and analyses. Thus they are effective to examine the benefits and impacts of collaboration. The workshop will move these themes to the point of making recommendations for implementation with associated milestones. Outcomes Outcomes from the workshop, based on three specific demonstration themes, will be a clear series of actions with related milestones and metrics for efforts of collaborations across disciplines and observation platforms. These will be focused through actions that fall within current funded activities or actions with clear paths for resources and consistent with identified EOVs. These will be documented in proceedings. Organizing Committee Nic Bax, GOOS Biology & Ecosystems Panel Mark Bourassa, GOOS Physics Panel Albert Fischer, GOOS Office Director Katherine Hill, GOOS Physics Panel Bob Houtman, NSF David Legler, NOAA / JCOMM Eric Lindstrom, NASA Patricia Miloslavich, GOOS Biology & Ecosystems Panel Jay Pearlman, IEEE & OceanObs RCN Samantha Simmons, GOOS Biology & Ecosystems Panel Bernadette.Sloyan, GOOS Physics Panel Toste Tanhua, GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel Maciej Telszewski, GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel Sponsors US NSF, GOOS/IOC-UNESCO, NOAA, NASA


Event Entered By Albert FISCHER
Organisers Bernadette SLOYAN
Katherine (Katy) HILL

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , GOOS Physics Panel (OOPC) , GOOS Regional Alliances , GOOS Biology & Ecosystems Panel , GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel (IOCCP)
Created: 2016-02-19 18:07:04
Last Updated: 2017-03-01 10:58:13