The 7th EGO (Everyone's Gliding Observatory) conference will be held from 26th to 29th September, 2016, at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, the United Kingdom. The use of gliders is now widespread but there remains a need for a forum in which scientists, engineers, students and industry can exchange knowledge and experiences on the development of glider technology and on the application of gliders in oceanographic research and in ocean observing systems.
The call for abstracts closes on 27th June 2016, 23:00 UTC.
The 7th EGO conference will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 1st EGO conference held in Paris in 2006. When 10 years ago 23 participants attended the meetings, there were only 4 gliders operated in Europe. Since then the utilisation, capability and diversity of application of gliders has accelerated dramatically.
The conference will be held at the NOCs base of the Marine Autonomous and Robotic System (MARS) facility and the newly opened MARS Innovation Centre where marine businesses work alongside NOC's scientists and engineers.
Abstract submission & registration:
We invite oral and poster presentations on any aspect of underwater glider technology and its application in marine science. The final program will be based upon the abstracts received but we anticipate the following themes will form the framework:
- New developments in glider and sensor technology
- The role of gliders in Ocean Observing Systems
- Observing biogeochemical processes with autonomous vehicles
- Micro-scale to meso-scale physical processes observed with underwater gliders
- Gliders in polar oceans: science and technological challenges
- Sampling strategies for single vehicles and networks
- Glider operations: piloting, infrastructure, data management and legal issues
Abstracts should be submitted through this link:
If you are thinking of attending the meeting please register your interest by emailing:
A special rate has been negotiated at the Jurys Inn Southampton for delegates attending the conference of £78.00 including Bed, Breakfast and VAT.
An Allocation of rooms will be held for this conference until 20th August 2016, this special rate will be available for rooms booked between 25th September - 1st October 2016.
To make your reservation go to the Jurys Inns website – jurysinns.com and enter the block name JINOCEGO2016, complete all required details and you will receive confirmation of your room, please note you will be required to confirm method of payment etc at this point. (For those needing to stay 23rd and 24th September inclusive the rate will be £195.00 per night).
Please check the conference website for more information:
EGO Website available at: