Eurofleets RI – an alliance of organizations and research vessels to strengthen integrated and sustained observations in the ocean and support innovative new technology validation to further advance observing competencies was presented by our project Coordinator, Aodhán Fitzgerald, at the 09th EuroGOOS conference, held virtually on the 03-05 May 2021.
Every three years, the EuroGOOS conference provides a forum of interaction between marine scientists and technologists developing operational oceanography products, and the users of these services, including decision and policy-makers as well as the private sector.
The event offered the opportunity to review the present ocean monitoring and forecasting capacities including relevant services, and to identify new science and technology priorities. The conference facilitated dialogue, experience sharing, and future planning with international partners and stakeholders, towards a more coordinated response to global challenges and societal needs related to seas and the global ocean.
The 9th International Conference has been an overwhelming success. More than 540 registered participants from 45 countries joined the online event tackling all aspects of operational oceanography. A total of 90 scientific presentations were given in parallel sessions and 22 posters presented, while international speakers shared their insights on coordination, governance, and impact in the five plenary sessions.
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