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.

Atlantic Ocean Observing: Ambitions and Opportunities leading up to the Ocean Science Decade (2021-2030)


Day 4

28 March 2019 (Thursday)

08:30 – 09:00

Registration (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

Welcome (Room X)

Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)

09:15 – 10:30

Panel 1: Opportunities, Trends and Challenges of ocean observation providers and intermediary ocean businesses (Room X)

Perspectives on ocean observing trends and benefits of open ocean data for business and fit-for-purpose ocean observing capacity

Moderated by Mathieu Belbeoch (JCOMMOPS)

FUGRO, USA – David Millar
Saildrone – Sebastien de Halleux
ESRI – Stanislas Pachulski
CLS – Tarek Habib
Innovasea – Richard Vallée

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break (Mall area)

11:00 – 12:00

Panel 2: Opportunities, Trends and Challenges from the private sector perspective (Room X)

Perspectives from specific business sectors on their ocean observing and added values of AtlantOS

Moderated by Zdenka Willis (Marine Technology Society, USA)

OECD – Claire Jolly
Ocean Super Cluster, Canada – Matthew Hebb
Cluster Maritime Français – Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan
Ocean Partner Association – Mike Berthet
CEDRE Accidental Water Pollution – Nicolas Tamic
Sea Europe – Jaap Gebraad

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break (Mall area)

13:30 – 14:40

Panel 3: How do the civil society and philanthropic efforts see their role? (Room X)

Opportunities for future partnerships between ocean observing initiatives and civil society organizations

Moderated by Zdenka Willis (Marine Technology Society, USA)

Conservation International – Kellee Koenig
WWF Europe – Janica Borg
Tara Foundation – Chris Bowler
L’Ame Bleue – Laurent Marie
The Ocean Race – Anne Cecile Turner

14:40 – 14:45

Reflection of the day (Room X)

Zdenka Willis (Marine Technology Society, USA), Mathieu Belbeoch (JCOMMOPS)

14:45 – 15:25

Final round table (Room X)

Recapitulation, conclusion and perspective on how the All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System will be sustained and grow to respond to user needs

Moderated by Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)

Brad deYoung (MUN)
Sabrina Speich (École Normale Supérieure)
Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)
Anne-Cathrin Wölfl (GEOMAR, AltantOS Early Career Researcher)
Sigi Gruber (European Commission)
David Legler (NOAA, USA)
Keith Lennon (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada)
Andrei Polejack (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communication, Brazil)
Yonah Seleti (Science Missions, South Africa)

15:25 – 15:30

Closing (Room X)

Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)
Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR, Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)