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 2

26 March 2019 (Tuesday)

08:30 – 09:00

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.

09:00 – 09:15

Summary of day 1 & Introduction to day 2 (Room II)

Caroline Cusack (Marine Institute), Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Coordinator AtlantOS)

09:15 – 10:15

Session 4: Sensors development and best practices (Room II)

How can improved technologies and best practices contribute to and ensure the sustainability of the Atlantic Ocean Observing System?

Chairs: Douglas Connelly (NOC), Jay Pearlman (IEEE)

Flash talks (09:15-09:30):
Douglas Connelly (National Oceanography Centre): “Sensors and Technology Roadmap and Technology Readiness Level advances. Common metrology and new and emerging networks roadmap”
Daniel Alcaraz (PLOCAN): “Shared Infrastructure and Interoperability best practice demonstration”
Jay Pearlman (IEEE): “Best practice repository and journal”

Keynotes (09:30 – 10:00:)
Matthew Palmer (National Oceanography Centre): “A perspective from working across AtlantOS work packages. Identifying opportunities and risks with implementing new marine technology. Developing best practice for future projects”
Peer Fietzek (Kongsberg Maritime): “Making Sensor Innovation stick in the Maritime Sector – Reflections on Science-Industry Collaboration”

Panel discussion (10:00 – 10:15): 

“Technology, metrology and best practices”

Daniel Alcaraz (PLOCAN)
Douglas Connelly (National Oceanography Centre)
Elizabeth Douglas (Saildrone)
Peer Fietzek (Kongsberg Maritime)
Matthew Palmer (National Oceanography Centre)
Jay Pearlman (IEEE)
Richard Vallée (InnovaSea Canada)

Moderated by Eric Achterberg (GEOMAR)

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break (Mall area)

10:45 – 12:15

Session 5: From data integration to information products and services – showcasing societal benefit (Room II)

Enhancement of the Atlantic Data System through integration and harmonization

Chairs: Nadia Pinardi (UNIBO), Sylvie Pouliquen (Ifremer, Coriolis)

Keynote (10:45 – 11:00):
Sylvie Pouliquen (Ifremer): “Enhancement of the Atlantic Data System and the European contribution”

Flash talks (11:00 – 11:15):
Paul Poli (EUMETNET / Météo France): “Towards a Surface Drifters Global Data Assembly Centre endorsed by DBCP and JCOMM”
Toste Tanhua (GEOMAR): “Biogeochemistry enhancement and better connection with existing integrated services”
Mathieu Belbeoch (JCOMMOPS): “Monitoring tools used to enhance metadata and data flows from observing networks”

Keynote (11:15-11:30):
Nadia Pinardi (University of Bologna): “Impact assessment of AtlantOS on Information products and services“

Flash talks (11:30-11:45):
Kevin Horsburgh (National Oceanography Centre): “Main achievements with respect to hazard information products and services”
Trine Dale (Norwegian Institute for Water Research): “Main achievements with respect to ocean health information products and services”
Jonathan Tinker (Met Office Hadley Centre): “Main achievements with respect to MSFD assessment”

Panel discussion (11:45-12:15):

“What are the key elements to move from observation to information?”

Erik Buch (EuroGOOS)
Sarah Grimes (World Meteorological Organization)
Emma Heslop (IOC-UNESCO)
Iain Shepherd (European Commission)

Moderated by Gianandrea Mannarini (CMCC)


Group Photograph (outside the building)

12:15 – 13:45

Lunch break with poster session (Mall area)

13:45 – 14:45

AtlantOS achievements for the next Decade – Towards a sustained Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) (Room II)

How the H2020 project AtlantOS connects to the Galway and Belém Statements
Moderated by Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)

Keynote 13:45-14:10):
John Bell (European Commission): “AtlantOS: The product of our transatlantic cooperation for the benefit of our Atlantic community”

Speakers (14:10-14:45):
Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Ifremer, Mercator Ocean): “Linking Atlantos with operational ocean services: The Copernicus Marine Service perspectiveThe role of observations for operational ocean services”
Sabrina Speich (École Normale Supérieure): “From regional to basin scale observing integration”
Brad deYoung (MUN): “Moving from AtlantOS the Project to AtlantOS the Program”

14:45 – 15:45

The importance of the heritage of AtlantOS for the future (Room II)

Moderated by Sigi Gruber (European Commission)

John Bell (European Commission)
Yonah Seleti (Department of Science and Technology, South Africa)
Andrei Polejack (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communication, Brazil)
Deerin Babb-Brott (OSTP, USA)
Paulo Veiga (Ministry of Maritime Economy, Cabo Verde)
Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute, Ireland)
Gilles Lericolais (Ifremer, France)
Keith Lennon (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada)
Maria Paz Chidichimo (Argentine Scientific Research Council, Argentina)
Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)

16:15 – 17:15

EOOS Town Hall Meeting (Room II) 

EOOS is a framework for sustained and integrated European Ocean Observing System. This town hall event will be an interactive session with the All-Atlantic partners and policymakers on the next steps in the European and global integration. This town hall event will feature flash talks on the EOOS’ why, what and how, and engage the floor in an open discussion on the benefits and bottlenecks of integration.