EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.

Evolution and Impact of Atlantic Ocean Observing enabled by the EU H2020 Project AtlantOS

Day 1

25 March 2019 (Monday)

– AtlantOS consortium only –

09:30 – 10:30

Welcome coffee

10:30 – 12:00

Welcome to the EU H2020 Project AtlantOS partners

Guidelines and information on finalizing the H2020 AtlantOS project

– General opening –

12:30 – 13:00

Registration (Entrance 125 Suffren) and welcome coffee (Mall Area)

Please note: Security screening is required to enter the UNESCO Headquarters. Please arrive in time considering that security screening and registration will take some time.

13:00 – 13:30

Overall welcome (Room II)

Presentation of the AtlantOS All-Atlantic Observing System Strategy

Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)
Albert Fischer (IOC-UNESCO)
Brad deYoung (MUN)

13:30 – 15:00

Session 1: The Atlantic Observing System: status, requirements, gaps, and governance

A guidance to improve existing ocean observing elements and to implement new components.

Chairs: Albert Fischer (IOC-UNESCO), Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Ifremer/Mercator Ocean)

Keynotes (13:20 – 13:45):
Albert Fischer (IOC-UNESCO): “Drivers and main requirements for an integrated Atlantic Observing System”

Flash talks (13:45-14:10):
Erik Buch (EuroGOOS): “Capacity and gap analysis”
Sabrina Speich (École Normale Supérieure, LMD-IPSL): “Regional integration”
Daniel Alcaraz (PLOCAN): “Sharing infrastructure”
Kieran Reilly (Marine Institute ): “What do we spend on Atlantic observations?”

Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Ifremer, Mercator Ocean) (14:10-14:25): “Observing System Experiments – what they tell us about high-impact future expansion of Atlantic Observing, integration between in situ and satellite obs, their limitations, and future steps”

Flash talks (14:25-14:40):
Mathieu Belbeoch (JCOMMOPS): “Assessment of the performance of the observing system”
Sandra Ketelhake (GEOMAR): “Assessment of the adequacy of AtlantOS – perspectives and plans from five pilot countries”

Panel Discussion (14:40-15:00):

“European views on Atlantic Ocean Observing System”

Erik Buch (EuroGOOS)
Sheila Heymans (European Marine Board)
Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)

Moderated by Albert Fischer (IOC-UNESCO)

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee break with poster session (Mall area)

15:45 – 17:15

Session 2: Ocean Observing Networks – achievements and future plans (Room II)

How can we ensure the long-term sustainability of in-situ ocean observing networks and what can the networks contribute to the international AtlantOS?

Chairs: Isabel Sousa Pinto (University of Porto/Euromarine Network), Hervé Claustre (CNRS/Sorbonne University)

Introduction (15:45-15:55):
Hervé Claustre (LOV, CNRS): “Networks that are required as part of AtlantOS to increase their RL as a basis for integration”

Keynotes (15:55-16:40):
Pascale Lherminier (Ifremer): “Main achievements with respect to Physics and the three main areas of GOOS”

Toste Tanhua (GEOMAR): “Main achievements with respect to Biogeochemistry and the three main areas of GOOS”

Pier Luigi Buttigieg (AWI): “Facilitating GOOS alignment and integration across biological and ecological ocean observing networks: key contributions from AtlantOS”

Panel discussion (16:40-17:00):

“Ensuring long-term sustainability of in-situ ocean observing networks and their contribution to the All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System”

Sebastien de Halleux (Saildrone)
Pierre-Yves LeTraon (Ifremer and Mercator Ocean)
Frank Muller-Karger (University of South Florida)
Anya Waite (Ocean Frontier Institute / DAL)
Moacyr Araújo (Depart. Oceanografia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE)

Moderated by Isabel Sousa Pinto (University of Porto, Euromarine Network, Ciimar)

17:15 – 18:15

Session 3: Regional and coastal specificities (Room II)

Integration of regional and coastal observing systems to build sustainable and long-term international partnerships.

Chairs: Caroline Cusack (Marine Institute), Sabrina Speich (École Normale Supérieure)

Keynote (17:15-17:25):
Glenn Nolan (EuroGOOS): “Integration of regional and coastal observing systems to build sustainable and long-term international partnerships”

Flash talks (17:25-17:50):
Paulo Coelho (INIP): “Societal Requirement process and co-design – including capacity building”
Guillaume Charria (LOPS / Ifremer): “Gap analysis – links between coastal and open ocean networks”
Pierre Brasseur (IGE / CNRS ): “Optimal design of regional sampling based on OSSE and of ecosystem module”
Matthew Palmer (National Oceanography Centre) & Pierre Testor (CNRS / LOCEAN ): “OceanGliders contribution to a future Atlantic Observing System”
Patrick Lehodey (CLS) & Stephanie Guinehut (CLS): “End of value chain example – Tuna”
Kieran Reilly (Marine Institute): “Transatlantic cooperation and sustainability: build and strengthen transatlantic linkages with coastal observing communities”

Panel discussion (17:50-18:15):

“Maximising impact, opportunities, synergies with other initiatives, capacity building and best practices.”

Moacyr Araujo (Depart. Oceanografia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE)
Molly Baringer (NOAA)
Gabrielle Canonico-Hyde (NOAA / U.S. IOOS)
Brad DeYoung (Memorial University)
Patrick Farcy (Ifremer)
Margaret Rae (Marine Institute)

Moderated by Kevin Horsburgh (National Oceanography Centre (NOC))


End of Session

19:30 – 21:00

AtlantOS networking dinner (Restaurant ‘FLOW PARIS’)

Restaurant ‘FLOW PARIS’ located at the shore of the Seine river
(4 Port des Invalides, 75007 Paris; 30 minutes walk or Metro 10 to ‘Duroc’, change to Metro 13, get off at ‘Invalides’)