CLIVAR-GOOS-ICTP Workshop: From Global to Coastal: Cultivating New Solutions and Partnerships for an Enhanced Ocean Observing System in a Decade of Accelerating Change

15.08.2022 - 17.08.2022


In order to meet growing societal and scientific demand for climate information, forecasting, and prediction, the ocean observing community — through CLIVAR, GOOS, and partners — have recently conducted major reviews of several regional Ocean Observing Systems (e.g. AtlantOS, TPOS2020, IndOOS-2). Through these reviews communities are recognising the overarching need for: 1) Expansion of long-term observations into the coastal zone, where humans interact with the ocean; 2) Multi-disciplinary observing systems that better track oxygen minimum zones, the carbon cycle, and productivity. Meanwhile, the implementation and enhancement of each regional observing system is met with similar challenges: Identifying drivers, optimising design, funding expansion, developing new resources, testing new platforms and sensors, building partnerships with rim nations, capacity building, data sharing, etc. Therefore, bringing the panels together, with an emphasis on participation of developing nation scientists, would allow an exchange of problems, ideas, and solutions, enriching the efforts of each and adding up to a global perspective worth more than the sum of its parts.

To address the above-mentioned needs, a workshop titled 'From global to coastal: Cultivating new solutions and partnerships for an enhanced Ocean Observing System in a decade of accelerating change' is proposed by the CLIVAR community, with the support from Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and partners. This workshop will bring members across different CLIVAR panels, observing system scientists and leaders together with invited speakers from developing rim nations to discuss priorities and cross-cutting strategies as well as explore new partnerships for the expansion of the regional ocean observing systems.

Objectives of the workshop:

  1. To understand how the scientific and societal priorities of regional and national ocean observing systems might better align and cooperate.
  2. To facilitate an exchange of goals, challenges, and ideas between CLIVAR panel members and invited speakers from developing rim nations that can lead to new solutions and partnerships for an enhanced ocean observing system.
  3. To develop opportunities for developing rim nations to increase their oceanographic capabilities and improve their forecasting in partnership with the regional ocean observing systems.
  4. To define CLIVAR’s role in the UN’s International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030.

We kindly invite you to register the workshop by 31 July 2022:

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