Connecting Science and Society

As part of the decadal conference series, OceanObs’19 galvanized the ocean observing community ranging from scientists to end users. OceanObs’19 outcomes and actions seeks to improve response to scientific and societal needs of a fit-for-purpose integrated ocean observing system, for better understanding the environment of the Earth, monitoring climate, and informing adaptation strategies as well as the sustainable use of ocean resources.
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EVENT: Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) Annual Meeting | February 16, 2020

The Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) will host an OceanObs’19 Conference follow-up meeting on February 16, 2020, in San Diego, CA, immediately preceding the AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting (

EVENT: Ocean Partnerships for Sustained Observing: Moving Beyond the Frameworks | February 18, 2020

Led by the organizations that coordinated OceanObs’19 in September, 2019, this town hall session at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 will engage speakers and the audience in a discussion about how to sustain ocean observing through reliable funding, advocacy, and decision-support from myriad partner organizations and end-users.

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Conference Themes and Global Community Input

OceanObs’19 will continue to develop strategies for a sustained, multidisciplinary and integrated ocean observing system, and better connect user communities and observers. Input (in the form of Community White Papers), helped shape strategy development throughout the conference and for the upcoming decade. The conference and Community White Papers revolved around 10 vital societal benefit themes and the conference objectives

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