EOOS Conference

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Brussels, BE 21-23 Nov 2018

Evolving the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) – Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions.

The EOOS Conference will take place in Brussels on 21-23 November 2018 bringing together a breadth of stakeholders contributing to and/or reliant on ocean observing/monitoring activities in Europe from the scientific community, public authorities to industry and civil society.

The Conference builds upon the progress made at the EOOS Forum on 8 March 2018 and aims to strengthen a broadly supported EOOS strategy and implementation plan, providing a wider perspective and forward look on the development of EOOS and next steps.

Main outputs

  • Launch of the EOOS Strategy 2018-2022 and Implementation Plan discussed at the EOOS Forum and finalized based on the stakeholders feedback during the period between the forum and the conference 2018;
  • Launch of a high-level Call to Action on Evolving European Ocean Observing: Connecting communities for end‐to‐end solutions, prepared by the EOOS events advisory committee and steering group and representing broader stakeholder groups – download here.
  • Conference report – download here.


This EOOS event is co-organised by the secretariats of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), European Marine Board (EMB) and European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) with input from the EOOS steering group and EOOS events advisory committee and with financial support from the European Commission DG MARE.