EuroGOOS 2nd Integration Workshop

The 2nd EuroGOOS Integration Workshop will take place on 29-30 November 2021 at the EuroGOOS headquarters, hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, as a hybrid event. The workshop aims to improve the integration between EuroGOOS Task Teams, Working Groups, and Regional Operational Oceanographic Systems (ROOS), align strategies, and improve engagement and cooperation.

The event will start with the opening remarks of Henning Wehde, EuroGOOS Chair, and an outline of the workshop objectives, followed by an overview of the EuroGOOS activities and their contribution to the UN Ocean Decade programmes.

The first day will feature two sessions. The first session will be on common requirements (10:00-13:00 CET). It will address topics such as FAIR data services, requirements for coastal models, and machine learning techniques for quality control. The second session (14:00-17:00 CET) will be dedicated to observation integration for Ocean Climate and Ocean Health. It will discuss biological observations on different platforms, integration of technologies, steps and practices to improve integration, detection of marine pollution, and development of nature-based solutions to coastal protection and climate change. This session will also address research priorities to develop an integrated Earth-system approach and expand the EuroGOOS scope to ocean climate services and operational ecology.

The second day will host a session on governance and strategy (10:00-13:00 CET). This will focus on the EuroGOOS ROOS and Task Team governance, alignment of the ROOS strategies with the EuroGOOS 2030 Strategy, and ways to foster closer collaboration between members on proposals supporting the implementation of the Strategy. The event will conclude with recommendations for future action.   

The workshop will be open for broad participation, and in-person attendance will be available for the EuroGOOS Board, Office, and Chairs of activities.

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