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

The Scientific Segment (Days 1-2)

– AtlantOS consortium only –

Day 1

25 March 2019 (Monday)

– AtlantOS consortium only –

10:00 – 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

Joint Gender & Diversity Committee and Early Career Scientists Meeting [TBC]

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
– General opening –

13:00 – 13:30

Overall welcome and presentation of the AtlantOS BluePrint Strategy and Implementation

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.

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

 Key note:

  • IOC-UNESCO Albert Fischer, Michael Ott – Confirmed
  • Ifremer/Mercator Ocean Pierre-Yves Le Traon – Confirmed

Further speakers:

Erik Buch, Sabrina Speich, Daniel Alcaraz, Kieran Reilly, Mathieu Belbeoch, Antonio Novellino, Sandra Ketelhake [all TBC]

Panellists: TBA

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee Break with poster session

15:45 – 17:15

Session 2: Ocean Observing Networks – achievements and future plans

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

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

Introduction: UPMC Hervé Claustre – Confirmed

Key note:

  • NOC Penny Holliday – Confirmed
  • GEOMAR Toste Tanhua – Confirmed
  • AWI Pier-Luigi Buttigieg – Confirmed

Further speakers: TBA

Anya Waite, Janice Trotté Duha, Frank Muller-Karger, Pierre-Yves LeTraon, Sebastien de Halleux – all confirmed

17:15 – 18:15

Session 3: Regional and coastal specificities

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

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

Key note:

  • EuroGOOS Glenn Nolan – Confirmed

Further Speakers:
Filomena Vaz Velho [TBC], Guillame Charria – Confirmed, Pierre Brasseur [TBC], Matt Palmer/Pierre Testor – Confirmed, Patrick Lehodey/Stephanie Guinehut – Confirmed, Kieran Reilly – Confirmed

Panellists: Molly O. Baringer – Confirmed, Brad deYoung – Confirmed, Patrick Farcy – Confirmed, Carl Gouldman [TBC], Margaret Rae – Confirmed


AtlantOS Party


Day 2

26 March 2019 (Tuesday)

08:15 – 09:00

Coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:15

Wake up talk

Short summary of day 1 and outlook for day 2

09:15 – 10:15

Session 4: Sensors development and best practices

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

Session Chairs: Matt Mowlem (NOC), Jay Pearlman (IEEE), Eric Delory/Daniel Alcaraz (PLOCAN)

Speakers: Matt Mowlem, Daniel Alcaraz, Jay Pearlman, Matthew Palmer – all confirmed

Panellists: Matt Mowlem, Jay Pearlman, Daniel Alcaraz, Matthew Palmer – all confirmed

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Session 5: From data integration to information products and services – showcasing societal benefit

Enhancement of the Atlantic Data System through integration and harmonization.

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

Key note:

  • Ifremer Sylvie Pouliquen – Confirmed
  • UNIBO Nadia Pinardi – Confirmed

Further speakers: Paul Poli – Confirmed, Benjamin Pfeil – Confirmed,Gianandrea Mannarini [TBC]

Panellists: K. O’Brien [TBC], Iain Shepherd [TBC], Cyndy Chandler – Confirmed

12:15 – 13:45

Lunch with poster session

13:45 – 15:45

Session 6: H2020 AtlantOS project achievements – Towards a sustained Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS)

How the H2020 project AtlantOS supported the Galway and Belém Statements – the importance of the heritage of AtlantOS for the future.

Moderator: Martin Visbeck

Key Note:

  • John Bell (European Commission) – Confirmed

Further speakers/panellists: Martin Visbeck – Confirmed, Galway and Belém Statement partners [TBC]

15:45 – 16:00


– Advisory board members and AtlantOS Executive Committee only –
16:30 – 17:30

ISTAB and ENB meeting with AtlantOS EB



Day 3

27 March 2019 (Wednesday)

– AtlantOS consortium only –
09:00 – 10:00

ISTAB and ENB feedback including summary and outlook

– General welcome to day 3 –
10:00 – 10:30

Welcome Coffee

10:30 – 16:45

Please see High Level Policy Segment agenda