On 8 September 2016, MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos is hosting an EOOS event at the European Parliament entitled ‘Building a European Ocean Observing System’. This event will be the first dedicated conference on EOOS and will help laying its foundation.
An integrated and sustained European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) will bring together marine observations from coast to the open ocean and from surface to deep sea, promote partnerships for infrastructure funding and data sharing, align with user needs and technological innovation, and fill the real need for cross-disciplinary research and multi-stakeholder engagement (ESFRI 2016). EOOS will deliver a vision, roadmap, and a common focal point for European ocean observing research and technology.
The EOOS event at the European Parliament will bring European policy and decision makers together with the ocean observing community, to engage in a direct dialogue and discussions on needs and ambitions for a strong and integrated European ocean observing capacity. This event will help building the foundation of the future EOOS.
Registration is open. Due to the security regulations, the number of places is limited and will be allocated on the first-come-first-served basis.