Check out the upcoming community events and workshops related to OceanObs’19!

This list will continue to grow as the community organizes around the conference outcomes. 




EVENT: Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) Annual Meeting

  • The Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) was hosted as an OceanObs’19 Conference follow-up meeting on February 16, 2020, in San Diego, CA, immediately preceding the AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting (https://www2.agu.org/ocean-sciences-meeting/).

    The Ocean Obs RCN annual meeting on 16 February 2020 was dedicated to the synthesis of threads and recommendations emerging from the OceanObs’19 Conference. Of particular interest will be focusing the community on identifying priorities and implementation of initiatives emerging from OceanObs’19. The meeting advanced links between observation networks and operational users to facilitate the delivery of critical information to stakeholders, and to address critical policy issues that require multidisciplinary ocean observing systems. Part of the Ocean Obs RCN meeting explored strategies to link networks.

  • February 16, 2020 | 0830 AM-1730 PM
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront, One Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

EVENT: Ocean Partnerships for Sustained Observing: Moving Beyond the Frameworks

  • Led by the organizations that coordinated OceanObs’19 in September, 2019, this session at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 engaged 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. OceanObs’19 resulted in clear short-, mid-, and long-term strategic frameworks to improve the governance of a Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) that serves science and societal needs. In this session, we focused specifically on those recommendations that promote growth between observer-user interactions and sustainability of global ocean observing capacity as we prepare for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Participants had the opportunity to shape the model of interactions between independent groups, communities, and networks to ensure robust, ongoing collaboration between all stakeholders. This Town Hall targeted the broader ocean science community of nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, academia, government agencies, and the commercial sector. Ultimately, we will use the dialogue with participants to develop a formula for multi-stakeholder interaction that will be deployed regionally, nationally, and globally to enable sustained collaboration between users and observers to optimize ocean science funding for enhanced ocean observation capabilities.

  • February 18, 2020 | 1245 PM-1345 PM
  • San Diego Convention Center: SDCC – 4, UL