Knowledge and solutions for a sustainable ocean economy are achieved through increased access to data, information, capacities and technologies. On this basis, ocean science can prepare, evaluate and lead the way.
The ocean has a strong influence on Earth’s climate system and on our weather. With its vast capacities of water, it stores heat, water, carbon and nutrients. Understanding physical and chemical ocean conditions and predicting future developments are fundamental to adapting and developing strategies for environmental and climate change – as well as enabling long-term decisions for economic benefits.
The Predicted Ocean Laboratory uses a value chain approach to bring everyone together – from small research groups to large companies, from input suppliers to service providers. Our goal is to address the need for more closely integrated observations and modelling, relevant collaborations around the world and connections to stakeholders and user communities. The laboratory highlights existing gaps and potential solutions for ocean prediction. By embracing the Ocean Decade, the lab innovatively marks a collaborative way forward to establishing a systematic, interdisciplinary ocean prediction, and information systems to benefit society.
Director General, Mercator Ocean International
Lead, Integrated Marine Management, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere
Deputy Director, Centre for Marine Socioecology
Senior Scientific Advisor, OCIMS, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)
Acting Team Leader, Ocean Management and Literacy, Pacific Community (SPC)
First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China
Chairperson Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC-UNESCO
National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, Chennai India
Founder and CEO, 7 Mile Bay
— Judith Giblin, ECOP – Oceanography at Pacific Community, Fiji
— Ann-Christine Zinkann, ECOP, Program Manager at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
United States of America
Keynote Speakers (in speaking order)
Motivations & Ambitions
— Wendy Watson-Wright, 7 Mile Bay, Canada
Benefits of a predicted ocean to society
— Ariel Hernán Troisi, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC-UNESCO, France
Short-term forecasts and outlooks for marine conditions
— Fangli Qiao, First Institute of Oceanography, China
Requirements of long-term forecasts of the Ocean State
— Janice Trotte-Duhá,
Directorate-General for Scientific, Technological and Nuclear Development of the Brazilian Navy
Leticia Cotrim da Cunha, Assistant Professor at Rio de Janeiro State University in Brazil
Predicting long-term evolution of CO2
— Beth Fulton, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia
Predictions ecosystems and marine diversity
— Katja Fennel, Dalhousie University, Canada
Linking ocean predictions with a healthy ocean
How can we work toward implementing the concept of an integrated global observing system
serving many users including with local enhancements down to the coastal level?
— Roshan Ramessur, Associate Professor at The Ocean Foundation, Mauritius
Motivations & Ambitions
— Emma Heslop, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC-UNESCO, France
Co-design of observing and prediction systems
— Herve Damlamian, Pacific Community (SPC), New Caledonia
Development of ocean prediction capabilities: short term to seasonal, decadal, climate, global to coastal
(incl. coupling with land), physics to biogeochemistry & biology
— Mojib Latif, GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Limits of predictability
— Pierre Bahurel, Mercator Ocean International, France
Development and maintenance of modeling & data assimilation infrastructure
— Ramasamy Venkatesan, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India
Establish and maintain observing systems: from physics to biology – from global to coastal
(incl. governance aspects)
How can we connect to stakeholder and user communities to understand and respond to the needs of end users, down to the community level by developing a deeper understanding of regional issues and building partnerships across the value chain? Who are the user groups that are using the data for products and services?
— George Petithakis, Research Director, Hellenic Center for Marine Research, Greece
Motivations & Ambitions
— Derrick Snowden,
US Integrated Ocean Observing System Office NOAA/National Ocean Service, United States of America
Data and product management and service
— Marjolaine Krug, OCIMS, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), South Africa
What does society need?
— Melissa Iwamoto, Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), United States of America
How to provide an easy, efficient, and timely information delivery service to users?
— Molly Powers-Tora, Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji
How to better engage and interact with the different user communities?
— Nadia Pinardi, University of Bologna, Italy
Input form constituencies
— Jérome Aucan, Pacific Community Center for Ocean Science, the Pacific Community (SPC)
— Emma Heslop, Programme Specialist, GOOS,
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
— Martin Visbeck, Professor of Physical Oceanography,
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University
— Mark R. Payne, Danish Meterological Institute
— Nicholas Rome, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
— Angelika Brandt, Head of Department Marine Zoology,
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
The Blue Planet Hackathon opens a call to ocean-related students and professionals to take action and think technological solutions as a response to Ocean Decade challenges.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_hutZnbVtE
We aim to examine the advance generated about SMMM, through a dynamic tour of four web resources. Participants can learn about the distribution of mangroves using a map and view analyses of public participation in mangrove conservation.
Join the global discussion to define the future of open-source cyberinfrastructure for ocean science through this 44-hour open, community brainstorming session. http://openocean.cloud/
Models are vital for predicting change in ocean biogeochemistry. The marine system is intricate but no process influences every function and no model can reproduce every process. How do you determine if a process needs to be included in your model?
In this hackathon, we aim to understand how machine learning and big data of marine ecosystems, like coral reefs, can play an important role in preserving these incredible resources.
The Pacific Ocean is a major driver of the global climate. It is also the home of the Pacific Islander. This lab will take us on a tour along the main ocean current features of the Pacific, stopping along the way at different Pacific Islands.
This program provides basic information on ocean forecasting – what it is and what data and information you can get from it. This is a hands-on workshop that will guide you all the way through the easy and accessible ocean forecast website.
What data should the deep-sea biology community focus on collecting over the Ocean Decade in order to support the development of deep-sea ecosystem models to enable scenario testing and evidence-based decision-making? Join our panel discussion.
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