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MonGOOS Workshop 2017

MonGOOS Workshop

November 14 2017. Athens, Greece

Mediterranean Sea Observing System

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Monitoring the Mediterranean Sea with in-situ instrumentation is a vital endeavour to face the challenges in the region: climate change, coastal erosion, water quality, etc... During the last decades, different institutions have implemented measuring networks and programmes, today integrated in the MONGOOS data center:
Budget reductions and lack of coordination jeopardize the ability of the system to address these challenges. We propose a workshop to explore together the present situation of the Mediterranean observing system and design ways-forward.

This workshop, coordinated with CMEMS, EuroGOOS and AfricaGOOS, is also an opportunity to improve alignment with several organizations, strategies and project calls, provide recommendations to MONGOOS community and meet potential partners to build proposals.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Review  the  status of the Mediterranean  Sea  in-situ observing system.
  • Describe success stories that demonstrate the importance of in-situ measurements and its connection with the final users.
  • Analyze gaps in the observing system and trace the path towards an integrated Mediterranean observatory.
  • Explore integration with future EOOS.
  • Discuss ways forward.


Workshop sessions:

The workshop will be divided in three thematic sessions:

   Session 1: Review of the existing systems, with their capabilities, limitations, detected problems and success histories, including practical and scientific benefits

   Session 2: Integrating the Med. Sea network: contributions shall describe initiatives towards a further integration of the Mediterranean Observing System or shall describe gap analyses studies
   Session 3: open discussion on ways forward

The workshop is leaded by MonGOOS data working group and will take place the day preceding 2017 MonGOOS Annual Assembly in Athens, Greece on November 14th. The event will be hosted by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)

Instructions for abstract submission and more information are available in the  brochure. Agenda and details will be published here in due time.