OceanObs'09 Conference

09/21/2009 00:00
09/25/2009 14:00

OceanObs'09 Conference
September 21-25, 2009, Venice, Italy
Registration at reduced rate through 15 May 2009
Abstract deadline (posters): 1 July 2009

Almost a decade has passed since the OceanObs’99 symposium played a major role in consolidating the plans for a comprehensive ocean observing system able to deliver systematic global information about the physical environment of the oceans.

Now, for the first time in history, the world’s oceans are being observed routinely and systematically by means of satellite and in situ techniques. The availability of these observations has led to rapid progress in ocean analysis and forecasting as well as new scientific understanding of oceanic variability and the role of the oceans in weather and climate. This information and knowledge supports a wide range of societal and business benefits.

It is now critically important to ensure sustainability and further development of the present system and to realize the full extent of the benefits across all stakeholders and for all participating nations. It is equally important to define a clear plan for extending the present system to include comprehensive observation, analysis and forecasting of the biogeochemical state of the ocean and the status of marine ecosystems.

The OceanObs’09 symposium will celebrate a decade of progress and make a major contribution to chart the way forward for the coming decade.

Organizing Committee
D.E. Harrison (PMEL/NOAA; chair of the GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observations Panel for Climate)
Detlef Stammer (ZMAW, Universität Hamburg; chair of the CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel)