Program Core Event: 15 September 2021


15 SEPTEMBER, 8:00 PM – 0:00 PM CEST


Craig McLean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America

Detlef Stammer, University of Hamburg, Germany

Monika Jones, International TV and Conference Host, Germany

8.00 pm CEST

Session 1: A Predicted Ocean: Benefit, Societal Need and Ambition by 2030 (140 min)

Expert Moderator

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

10.30 pm CEST

From Observation to Prediction (Round Table, 45min)

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?

Expert Moderator

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)

11.15 pm CEST

Session Ensure an Impactful Predicted Ocean (Round Table, 45 min)

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?

Expert Moderator

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