Co-designing a pan-Arctic ocean observing alliance

EuroGOOS was a co-organiser of the sessions ‘Co-designing a pan-Arctic ocean observing alliance’ at the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2024, in Edinburgh during Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW). The session featured a summary of the identified need for an Arctic alliance for ocean observing (such as a GOOS Regional Alliance) and a timeline of efforts… Read more »

New EuroGOOS data policy released in the Ocean Best Practices System

The new EuroGOOS data policy is now available on OBPS. This policy is the European implementation of the IOC Data Policy and Terms of Use adopted in 2023. It requires its members’ commitment to share core ocean data openly according to the FAIR principles and clear licences. By core in situ ocean data we mean,… Read more »

THALASSA 2024 Marine Sciences Conference (Register now)

  Thalassa 2024: Marine Sciences Conference aims to explore and identify the challenges faced by marine and coastal environments and propose ways to tackle them. It will also facilitate discussions between experts and provide a platform for participants to network for future collaborations. The conference is aligned and officially endorsed by the United Nations Decade… Read more »

Invitation to Contribute Articles (Frontiers in Ocean Observing)

In December 2024, The Oceanography Society plans to publish its third supplement to Oceanography magazine on “Frontiers in Ocean Observing”. Letters of interest should be emailed to Oceanography Editor Ellen Kappel ( by March 15, 2024, and should contain the following: A summary of the content of the proposed paper (no more than 200 words)… Read more »

EuroGOOS has been endorsed as an implementing partner of the UN Ocean Decade! 

Launched in January 2021, the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the ‘Ocean Decade’, provides a convening framework for a wide range of stakeholders across the world to engage and collaborate outside their traditional communities to trigger nothing less than a revolution in ocean science. As an Ocean Decade Implementing Partner for… Read more »

EOOS Technology Forum 2024 at Oceanology International (Register your interest)

  The 2024 EOOS Technology Forum “Catching the momentum in ocean observing technology: optimising value and data provision” will take place on the 13 March 2024 at the Oceanology International, Excel, London (09:45-17:45 UTC). To increase the value and sustainability of ocean observing platforms and systems, observers have turned their attention toward technologies that can deliver data… Read more »

MakeEUBlue Awards 2024: Submit your initiative by 23 February

The EU4Ocean coalition is organising its third “MakeEUBlue” Awards competition that will honor significant achievements in ocean literacy in Europe. Supported by the European Commission, the awards aim to raise awareness about the seas’ importance and encourage ocean literacy initiatives with long-term value. The projects must be aligned with the EU4Ocean philosophy and mobilise organisations from the different communities of the… Read more »

Call for abstracts and travel grants open for the International Underwater Glider Conference

The International Underwater Glider Conference is a five-day event where members of the underwater glider community can engage in dialogue, share experiences, and develop best practices to strengthen international collaboration. This is an opportunity to enhance the glider community efforts and share the latest in scientific research and operational developments. The event, supported by the EuroGOOS Glider Task Team, includes… Read more »

Merry Observing and Happy New Year!

2023 has been a milestone year for EuroGOOS, marked by the celebration of the 10th edition of our International Conference, an event that brought together more than 160 people committed to operational oceanography. Hosted by the Marine Institute in Galway, the event allowed invaluable face-to-face interactions, exchanges, and new ideas, succinctly summarised in the Conference… Read more »