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OceanObs’19 Conference

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency

Honolulum Hawaii /USA

The OceanObs’19 conference is a community-driven conference that brings people from all over the planet together to communicate the decadal progress of ocean observing networks and to chart innovative solutions to society’s growing needs for ocean information in the coming decade.

Overall, OceanObs’19 will strive to improve the governance of a global ocean observing system, including advocacy, funding, and alignment with best practices and to designate responsibility for product definition, including production and timely delivery at the appropriate scales (global, basin, regional, national) to serve user needs. The conference program will be built focusing on a single objective each day to provide adequate time to answer to the proposed questions:

  • Information: how do we meet future user needs?
  • Interoperability: how can we better communicate among observing systems to deliver products for users that follow usability and other best practices across the globe?
  • Innovation: how can we spur innovation in observing technologies, products, and user services?
  • Integration: how can we balance user and operator needs, capabilities, and knowledge worldwide?

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