EOOS Stakeholder Forum 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Area 42, Rue des Palais 46, Brussels

EOOS Forum 2018
Integrated and Sustained Ocean Observing: A European Strategy

The ocean is a crucial source of food, water, energy and raw materials. Acting as a medium for tourism,
transport and commerce, it is now considered to be the world’s seventh largest economy. Routine and
sustained ocean observations are crucial to further our understanding of the complex and vast oceanic
environment and to supply scientific data and analyses sufficient to meet society’s needs.

As a single, connected framework that delivers systematic and sustained ocean observations, EOOS, an
integrated European Ocean Observing System, will have a key role in providing this essential information.

With support building across the observation community, the EOOS 2018 Forum is bringing together ocean observing funders, implementers and users for the first time to explore how we can work together and what we need to do to make this vision a reality. Our focus will be the sustainability of the current observing systems and how we can ensure their fitness for purpose.

The Forum is an opportunity to hear about the latest developments, get involved and help shape the way forward for EOOS. Now’s the chance to share your thinking and ideas with colleagues on the critical questions for the sustainable development of the European Ocean Observing System, and what we need to do as a community to address these.