Perspective Plenary: Successes and Opportunities for Ocean Observing

This moderated session will focus on the overarching achievements of ocean observing in the past decade and what they mean for the future. Each talk will address progress and prospects across the OceanObs’19 themes: Information, Integration, Innovation, Interoperability, and Governance.

Information: Standards and Best Practices Building a Common System

Juliet Hermes, South African Environmental Observation Network

Innovation: Innovative Thinking in Data Clouds and Use

Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Integration: Capacity Building of Service Delivery

Melissa Iwamoto, Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Interoperability: Value Chain for Ocean Observations

Asahiko Taira, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Governance: Lessons Learned from Implementing FOO and Looking to the Future

John Gunn, University of Tasmania