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Kostas Nittis Scientific and Strategic Workshop

Tuesday 26th - Wednesday 27th of May 2015, Athens.

The Hellenic Center for Marine Research  (HCMR) and the PERSEUS FP7 project organize a two day Scientific and Strategic Workshop in memory of Kostas Nittis that will focus on state of the art contribution of operational oceanography (modelling and observations) and its applications in the present and future needs of science and society.

Kostas Nittis was a great scientist and forward looking person, who made an important contribution to European operational oceanography and observing systems, with a key vision on the strategic importance of a sustained European Ocean Observing System (EOOS). The Scientific and Strategic Workshop on a coordinated European observing systems strategy is organized in his memory and will take place in Athens in 26 and 27 of May 2015.

Day 1 will focus on the recent advances in operational organography and identifying the key issues that a coordinated European observing systems strategy should address, and on day 2 on the discussion will focus specifically on the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas addressing two key issues. Firstly, the present status with gaps and needs if we are to address the key issues identified in day 1, and secondly how this can be coordinated and developed in a sustainable manner across the region.

The output will be a short summary document and blueprint for a Mediterranean and Black Sea Observing Systems Strategy that will include the two days contributions and will be discussed and agreed upon during the workshop.


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