The consortium will discuss progress in the first 14 months of the project and strengthen connections and synergies across the EuroSea’s 55 partners. It will provide a space for lively exchange and the development of new ideas through a series of workshops and virtual networking spaces. All experts involved in EuroSea are invited to attend.

The meeting will start with introduction from the project coordinator and representatives from the European Commission and the European Office of the G7/GOOS Coordination Centre before diving into the progress reports by the work packages. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings the EuroSea consortium will get deeper insights into the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS). Further work package progress reports will be complemented by presentations about “Women in Oceanography” organized by the EuroSea Gender and Diversity Board, lessons learnt in stakeholder engagement in ocean observing and forecasting, EuroSea best practices, and the introduction to the EuroSea Impact Monitoring protocol.

Afternoon sessions will focus on interaction on topics of “Marine Heat Waves”, “EU Public Consultation on Ocean Observation”, “Conflict and Potentials in Gender & Science, Diversity & Career, and Culture & Science”, and “Impact Tracking in EuroSea”. On Wednesday afternoon, the stage will be opened for EU projects related to EuroSea to get to know each other, explore synergies, and initiate potential joint activities.

The EuroSea Annual Meeting 2021 will close on Friday 22 January with the General Assembly and a round table discussion with representatives of all work packages focusing on work package interfaces and project’s internal interactions.

Download the agenda of the EuroSea Annual Meeting 2021 (updated on 18/01/21)

See the picture gallery from the EuroSea kick-off in November 2019.