Long-term time-series datasets from the marine environment are of critical importance to facilitate:
The 2nd Marine Board Forum will bring together scientists, policy makers and stakeholders to discuss critical gaps and opportunities for the long-term monitoring of Europe’s marine environment. It will identify the scientific and policy actions necessary to achieve an integrated network of marine observatories around Europe’s coasts and seas, which will form a critical component of the extended observational infrastructure and of the EMODNET.
The Forum will address the following questions:
Forum Vision Statement
The Forum will deliver a Vision Statement including high-level recommendations in support of a European network of long-term marine observatories.
Who should attend?
European and National policy makers/advisors and programme managers, marine scientists, industry and NGOs.
Venue: Auditorium Maria Baers, Martelaarsplein 7, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
09:00-09.50 Registration & Coffee
Session 1 - Marine observatories: the current landscape
Chair: Lars Horn (Marine Board Chair, Research Council of Norway)
10.00-10.20 Welcome address and introduction of the Vision Statement
Lars Horn (Marine Board Chair, Research Council of Norway)
Peter Haugan (Marine Board Member, University of Bergen, Norway)
10.20-10.50 Opening address: Ocean Observations: the European landscape
Iain Shepherd (EC Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)
10.50-11.20 European Ocean Observatory Network: FP7 EUROSITES project
Richard Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
11.20-11.50 Ocean Observatories: the US case
Bauke Houtman (National Science Foundation, USA)
11.50-12.10 From Time Series to Genomes: Challenges and Opportunities for Marine Research Stations
Michael Thorndyke (Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment / European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Networks - MARS)
12.10-12.30 Observation of Marine Biodiversity: Perspectives and Challenges
Carlo Heip (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
12.30-13.20 Lunch break
Session 2 – Projects and initiatives
Chair: Alan Edwards (EC Research Directorate-General)
13.30-13.50 The TENATSO Case: critical results and data applications
Doug Wallace (Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Germany)
13.50-14.10 The ESO-Net and EMSO Initiatives: coordinating European Seas Observatories
Roland Person (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea)
14.10-14.30 The Mediterranean Operational Oceanography Network (MOON): ocean observatories in support of science and management
Giovanni Coppini (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy)
14.30-14.50 Coffee break
Session 3 – European Marine Long-term Time-series Observatories: critical issues
Chair: Edward Hill (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
14.50-15.10 Towards a network of Marine Observatories in Europe: what elements are missing?
Hans Dahlin (European Global Ocean Observing System - EuroGOOS)
15.10-15.30 FP7 Euro-Argo Infrastructure Initiative: long-term support for a marine observation infrastructure
Pierre-Yves Le Traon (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea)
15.30-15.50 Interoperability of Marine Observatories in Europe: how to achieve technical and data harmonisation?
Kai Soetje (Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, BSH, Germany)
15.50-16.10 European Marine Research Infrastructure: EC perspectives
Waddah Saab (EC Research Directorate-General)
16.10-16.50 Finalising the common Statement “Towards a European network of long-term marine Observatories”: Presentation and panel discussion
Peter Haugan (University of Bergen, Norway)
16.50-17.00 Concluding remarks
Edward Hill (National Oceanography Centre, UK)
17.00 End of Forum