Dialogues with Industry: Dialogue 3: User driven ocean information services: Core and downstream services – 07 December 2022, online

The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), Marine Technology Society (MTS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and industry partners launched a new Ocean Decade action – a forum for compact and meaningful dialogue with new and established companies, academia, and government.

Through a successful and thriving mix of the public and private technologies and players, Dialogues with Industry will aim to dismantle barriers and highlight opportunities towards achieving a mature, vibrant ocean observing enterprise.

Outcome: Actionable recommendations on how the commercial, government, and scientific sectors can deploy the next generation Global Ocean Observing System to meet the needs of the Blue Economy.

What will Dialogues with Industry do?

  • Define principals for engagement around issues such as open data
  • Mature the market, enabling more rapid market growth, speed of new technology implementation and lowering the cost of ocean information service delivery
  • Develop mechanisms for information sharing across government, science and industry
  • Lower barriers and highlight opportunities to act together for mutual benefit

Key topics

  • Dialogue 1 Instrument provision: Supply and development of sensors and platforms
  • Dialogue 2 Multi-sectoral ocean architecture: Integrating new observing networks and business models
  • Dialogue 3 User driven ocean information services: Core and downstream services
  • Dialogue 4 Looking ahead: New technology for the Ocean Decade


Each dialogue will be carried out in a format of a 3 hour facilitated discussion which will have a moderator, participants and observers.

Around 25 participants will be invited to attend each dialogue and will represent the public and private sectors along with specific disciplines for each session. The moderator will interact with the participants via discussion and chat functions, and the participants will also provide their input to the post-dialogue report.

Up to 500 observers will be able to participate in the dialogues through the chat function and then verbally for the last 40 minutes. The draft of the post-dialogue report will be available for observers to provide comments.

Organizing committee

Emma Heslop (GOOS IOC/UNESCO), Donna Kocak (MTS/L3Harris), Zdenka Willis (MTS), Brittany Croll (NOAA), Peer Fietzek (Kongsberg Maritime), Indi Hodgson-Johnson (Integrated Marine Observing System), Michelle Heupel (Integrated Marine Observing System), Ralph Raynor (London School of Economics), Boris Kelly-Gerreyn (Australian Bureau of Meteorology), R Venkatesen (MTS India), Sebastien Boulay (SoFar), Monica Ostrander (MTS), Laura Stukonyte (GOOS IOC/UNESCO)

Registration for the event here.

via GOOS
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