FAQs 2017-12-06T14:54:13+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and location of OceanObs’19? 2017-11-30T15:31:00+00:00

OceanObs’19 will take place September 16-20, 2019 at the Honolulu Convention Center in Honolulu, HI, USA.

What is the expected meeting attendance? 2017-10-31T15:05:22+00:00

The meeting is expected to draw approximately 1200 participants.

What is the abstract submission plan? 2017-11-30T15:59:03+00:00

A call for abstracts for OceanObs’19 white papers will go out to the community in late 2017. Then the OceanObs’19 Program Committee will solicit community white papers to be submitted by Sept 2018 based on those abstracts or merged groups of abstracts. The papers will be peer reviewed and published in an open access journal before the conference. The Program will include plenary and parallel session presentations and posters based on an open abstract submissions process to shape the content of the conference.

Will there be travel support? 2017-10-31T15:05:43+00:00

OceanObs’19 organizers are working to secure sponsorship. Some support will be available, particularly for participants from developing countries and early career scientists.  

What is the anticipated timeline for OceanObs’19? 2017-11-01T19:10:43+00:00

Dates and milestones will be updated on a regular basis. Please check back for updates.

What are the anticipated outcomes for the conference? 2017-11-01T19:52:01+00:00

Below are the initial objectives identified by organizers. This list will evolve throughout the planning process. 

1) Connect observers with users. 

2) Expand the Framework for Ocean Observing (FOO). 

3) Develop a strategic approach for biological, chemical, and physical observations for the next decade. 

4) Determine a holistic approach for EOV-based observing system integration.  

5) Develop framework for EOV-based observing products.

6) Obtain input from industry and super users on future observing requirements. 

7) Foster scientific connections with developing countries. 

How do I become a sponsor? 2017-12-06T14:57:44+00:00

Please review our Sponsorship Opportunities page for in depth information on becoming a sponsor.