The list below consists of mainly external events, relevant for EU4OceanObs and involving the participation of the EU action coordinators of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative and/or G7 Future of the Seas & Oceans Initiative.

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The Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) and the All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS) are hosting a Deep Ocean Observing Project Scoping Workshop focusing on the Azores region on 24 June 2021 5 – 9pm CEST.

To register for the event, click here by June 18th.

The half-day workshop will identify (i) the scope, (ii) potential approaches and (iii) contributors for developing a joint project to demonstrate the feasibility of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary deep ocean observing system. This should align with scientific and societal needs in the Azores, while also exploring approaches that may lend themselves to global-scale deployment in the future. The initiative combines the DOOS concept of ‘Demonstration Projects’ that prove the feasibility and benefits of deep-ocean observing and AtlantOS ‘Use Cases’ approach that showcases the value chain of ocean observing.

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The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (FSOI) is scoping an activity called Augmented Observations and Forecasting for Marine Life. DOOS participated in the development of the scoping document to highlight deep ocean ecosystem monitoring needs and the outcome of this DOOS-AtlantOS meeting will inform the work of the G7 FSOI Task Team if approved. This scoping activity is led by the FSOI EU coordinator, supported by EU4OceanObs as part of the FSOI’s priority area to support the development of a global initiative for an enhanced, global, sustained sea and ocean observing system. For more information, visit the G7 FSOI website.