Innovation Flash Talks: Concepts Shaping the Future of Ocean Observing

A series of short presentations covering global networks, robotic systems, critical ocean variables, and thematic approaches will provide a glimpse into the many amazing accomplishments in these fields over the last decade. Going forward, the opportunities range from more integrated and comprehensive observing systems to globally shared and interoperable data systems. Presentations will analyze the growth of capacities around ocean observing, data flow, and use, as well as sharing of infrastructures. Presentations will also examine whether this growing, more complex system might benefit from innovation of global, regional, and local governance arrangements. 


Toshio Suga, Tohoku University

Citizen Science

Folasade Adeboyejo, EcoHub Initiative


Emma Heslop, Global Ocean Observing System & JCOMM OCG

Deep Ocean

Lisa Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Marine Genomics

Jesse Ausubel, Rockefeller University

Seabed Mapping

Larry Mayer, University of New Hampshire

Sea Level Rise

Anny Cazenave, National Centre for Space Studies


Weidong Yu, National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center