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EOOS Steering Committee feedback on the EU inception impact assessment on ocean observation

The EOOS Steering Group submitted their feedback on the European Commission’s inception impact assessment ‘Ocean Observation – Sharing Responsibility’. The consultation on the inception took place between 22 October and 19 November 2020. The Commission will open an online consult


EOOS Technology Forum

The EOOS Technology Forum aims to: Bring closer the marine instrument manufacturers, technicians, technologists and scientists, in the public and private sectors – to drive development and innovation in the European ocean observing technologies; Support regular assessments of the


EOOS town hall at the 1st All-Atlantic Ocean Observing Symposium

On 26 March 2019 at the 1st All-Atlantic Ocean Observing (AtlantOS) Symposium, EuroGOOS organized an EOOS town hall to allow several EOOS steering group members and the co-chairs from EuroGOOS and EMB, interact with the symposium participants and representatives of the European C


Why should Brussels care about ocean observing?

We know more about Mars than we know about the ocean. Yet, ocean observations deliver critical information for a long list of societal benefits, not least the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ocean observation’s national funders, pan-European research coordination projects, scie


EOOS Strategy and Implementation Plan 2018-2022 released

The EOOS strategy and implementation plan have been finalized by the EOOS steering group with significant community input. The documents build on the EOOS Consultation Document 2016 (pdf) and a series of events and open consultations. Further to the successful EOOS forum on 8 Mar


EOOS conference programme released

EOOS conference, Evolving the European Ocean Observing System: Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions, will take place in Brussels on 21-23 November 2018. The draft programme is now available. The conference aims to further connect European ocean observing communities, b


EOOS strategy and implementation plan consultation deadline extended

The deadline to submit responses to the 2018 open EOOS consultation has been extended until 25 June. The consultation gives an opportunity for broad ocean observing, data and services stakeholders to reflect and propose ways forward for a fit-for-purpose, integrated and sustained


EOOS Stakeholder Consultation on the draft strategy and implementation plan

On 25 April, EOOS stakeholder consultation is launched to collect feedback on the draft strategy and implementation plan 2018-2022. Stakeholder co-design and engagement are key to achieving a truly integrated and sustained ocean observing framework, EOOS. In 2017, an open consult


EOOS Forum was a critical step to move forward – an overview

A full-day EOOS forum on 8 March brought together 80 ocean science managers, researchers, policymakers and private companies on the topic of ocean observations. The information required to do business, research or ensure security at sea is based on an array of ocean observing inf


The EOOS Forum on 8 March 2018: Towards a European strategy for a truly integrated and sustained ocean observing – Registration Open!

Registration is open for the EOOS Forum taking place at Area 42 in Brussels on 8 March 2018. The forum will bring together the main ocean observing funders, implementers and users in Europe. It will examine the extent to which the current observing systems are sustainable today,