9th EuroGOOS International Conference

3-5 May 2021, online: 9th EuroGOOS International Conference | Advances in Operational Oceanography: Expanding Europe’s ocean observing and forecasting capacity. In recent years, major developments have taken place in oceanography, particularly in the enhanced networking and cooperation in ocean observing, modelling, data management, and ocean services to society. 2021 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

EuroGOOS is the European component of UNESCO’s Global Ocean Observing System, and their international conference takes place every three years. The conference provides a forum for a broad range of implementers and users of operational oceanography services, including marine scientists and technologists, private companies, and policymakers. The conference reviews the present ocean monitoring and forecasting capacities and oceanographic services, and identifies new science and technology priorities. It facilitates dialogue, experience sharing and future planning with both European and international partners and stakeholders, towards a more coordinated response to global challenges and societal needs related to seas and oceans. The themes for this virtual conference are:

  • In-situ and remote sensing observations: towards a European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) in the framework of the UN Ocean Decade
  • Ocean modelling and forecasting: extending and improving predictability: Global, regional, shelf and coastal forecasting systems, towards the Digital Twin of the Ocean, and
  • Meeting end-user needs and supporting marine development.

Participation in the 9th EuroGOOS International Conference is free.


The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

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