Steering Group

The EOOS Steering Group was established in early 2016 to guide the development of EOOS. The steering group ensured the initial engagement with key stakeholders to gain support for EOOS (e.g. EOOS European Parliament event), signed off on EOOS branding, and is guiding the development of the EOOS strategy and implementation plan. The strategy and implementation plan are being developed further to the EOOS Consultation Document (pdf), developed by the steering group in 2016, and the consequent stakeholder survey.  Through the EOOS events, the steering group is engaging further with wide stakeholders, supported by ad hoc EOOS committees (e.g. 2018 Forum and Conference Advisory Committee). EuroGOOS and EMB secretariats co-chair the steering group and provide in kind support to its activities.

EOOS Steering Group members:

  • Glenn Nolan, Steering Group Co-Chair, European Global Ocean Observing System, EuroGOOS
  • Sheila Heymans, Steering Group Co-Chair, European Marine Board, EMB
  • Richard Gilmore/Fabienne Jacq, European Commission DG GROW
  • Sigi Gruber/ Marco Weydert, European Commission DG R&I
  • Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Mercator Ocean and Ifremer, France
  • George Petihakis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, HCMR, Greece
  • Iain Shepherd, European Commission DG MARE
  • Isabel Sousa Pinto, CIIMAR, Portugal
  • Jacky Wood, JPI Oceans

Supporting the Steering Group:

  • Dina Eparkhina, European Global Ocean Observing System, EuroGOOS
  • Kate Larkin, European Marine Board, EMB

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