The OceanObs Research Coordination Network (RCN) will host its annual meeting on February 16, 2020, in San Diego, CA, immediately preceding the AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting (https://www2.agu.org/ocean-sciences-meeting/). The meeting will be dedicated to the synthesis of threads and recommendations emerging from the OceanObs’19 Conference, including planning for the implementation of initiatives emerging from OceanObs’19. The meeting will advance links between observation networks and operational users to facilitate the delivery of critical information to stakeholders, and to address critical policy issues that require multidisciplinary ocean observing systems.
The OceanObs RCN is a US NSF-sponsored forum on all aspects of ocean observing. Discussions identify advances and challenges in ocean observing and may identify new technologies and promote their cost-effective development, identify policy priorities, and highlight capacity building requirements for the next decade. This includes discussion on Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) being organized by the IOC (https://en.unesco.org/ocean-decade), and balancing ocean observations, science, use, and conservation requirements.
The IOCCP Office on behalf of the organizing committee:
Frank Muller-Karger, Jay Pearlman, Linwood Pendleton and Dawn Wright