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Themes and topics

Published 27.04.2017 - Updated 12.09.2017

A. In-situ and remote sensing observations: towards a European Ocean Observing System (EOOS)

  • Coordination of ocean observing capacities at regional and global scale;
  • The business case for in-situ ocean observations;
  • Use of research infrastructures to support operational oceanography;
  • In-situ observations: present and emerging technologies, new biochemical observations;
  • Use of acoustic technologies in operational oceanography;
  • Data management: harmonization at European and global levels;
  • Satellite remote sensing for operational oceanography: new products, new sensors, new missions;
  • Preparatory steps for OceanObs 2019;
  • Steps to build an integrated and sustained European Ocean Observing System (EOOS).

B. Copernicus: evolution of the service and user uptake

  • Present and future capacities of the Copernicus Marine Service;
  • Research and development: towards improved and new products;
  • Short and long term user requirements;
  • The in-situ and remote sensing data components of Copernicus;
  • Integration among the Copernicus services.

C. Ocean modelling and forecasting: extending and improving predictability

  • Global, regional, shelf and coastal forecasting systems;
  • Reanalysis products;
  • Polar prediction capabilities;
  • Assessment of forecasting skill, metrics;
  • Data assimilation: new sources, new schemes;
  • Ecosystem models: present and future developments;
  • Next generation ocean models: coupling atmosphere, ocean and biochemistry;
  • Combining models and data for environmental assessments.

D. Meeting end-user needs and supporting marine development

  • New operational oceanography products and services for users;
  • Building an interface with users through a structured collection of and dialogue on their requirements and a service assessment process;
  • Promoting the use and uptake of operational oceanographic products.

Conference venue

The EuroGOOS conference will take place in Bergen at the Scandic Bergen City Hotel (Håkonsgaten 2). All practical information is available on the conference website:

More information

The conference is organised by the Institute of Marine Research and the Nansen Environmental Remote Sensing Centre in Bergen in collaboration with the EuroGOOS AISBL Office. For more information, please visit the conference website: or contact the organising committee at