On 24 November (10-12 AM CET), join us at this short and informative webinar to discuss the implementation of an interdisciplinary European ocean observing and forecasting system, responsive to the European policies in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development!

EuroSea is a flagship European Union project supporting the implementation of the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative. EuroSea helps stakeholders to co-design European ocean observing and forecasting services and products that deliver information and support decision-making in the areas of climate, coastal and maritime activities, and ocean health.

EuroSea is slowly getting closer to the finishing line. A lot has been done, but there are also many things that still need to be tackled. At our 3rd Anniversary Webinar through flash talks and discussion rounds, strategic approaches and innovative plans will be presented and important questions will be discussed and answered.

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  • Welcome
    Toste Tanhua, EuroSea coordinator, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Steve Hall, Moderator of the webinar
  • Ocean Observing and Forecasting for sustainable development
    Ronan McAdam, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
  • EuroSea impacts
    Dina Eparkhina, European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS)
  • Panel 1: Ocean observing governance – Strategies and forward look
    · New strategy of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) Framework – Inga Lips, EuroGOOS
    · European initiative ‘Ocean Observation – Sharing Responsibility’ – Iain Shepherd, European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    · International legal framework for ocean observing – Erik van Doorn, GEOMAR, Germany
    · Discussion with the audience
  • Panel 2: Leverage your strengths – How innovations in European ocean observing and forecasting benefit society
    · EuroSea Ocean Health demonstrator – Diego Macias, European Commission Joint Research Centre
    · EuroSea Operational Services demonstrator – Marcos García Sotillo, Nologin
    · EuroSea Climate demonstrator – Simona Masina, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation
    · Discussion with the audience
  • Panel 3: Walking new paths – Community contributions to the UN Ocean Decade
    · Global Ocean Observing System in the UN Ocean Decade – Emma Heslop, IOC-UNESCO
    · CoastPredict Decade programme and Decade Collaborative Centre for Coastal Resilience – Joaquin Tintore, Balearic Islands Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB), Spain
    · Discussion with the audience
  • Closing
    Steve Hall, Moderator of the webinar
    Toste Tanhua, EuroSea coordinator