[Coral-List] OceanObs'19: Abstract Submissions Open!
carib at usf.edu
Mon Dec 18 13:39:24 EST 2017
OceanObs'19: Abstract Submissions Open!
*An Ocean of Opportunity *
*September 16-20, 2019*
***Honolulu Convention Center, HI*
The organizers of OceanObs’19 are soliciting abstracts of Community
White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all
interested groups. The Community White Papers should promote
international collaboration and large-scale sustained ocean observing
efforts, and address one or ideally more of the seven (anticipated)
themes (Discovery, Ecosystem Health & Biodiversity, Climate Variability
& Change, Water, Food, & Energy Security, Pollution & Human Health,
Hazards & Maritime Safety, and Blue Economy) and two crosscutting themes
on data information system and ocean observing governance topics.
Based on the contributed abstracts of Community White Papers,
the OceanObs’19 Program Committee will solicit full Community White
Papers to be submitted by end of September 2018. The Program Committee
may recommend that authors of particular abstracts collaborate and merge
the concepts described in separate abstracts to develop a joint
Community White Paper. The papers will be peer-reviewed and published in
an open access journal before the conference.
We seek abstract contributions that *provide solutions to build and
enhance connections between end users and ocean observations in relation
to one or more of the conference themes*. Additionally, abstracts should
focus on (/one or more of the following/):
* *Strategies to address social and economic needs including the
development of the Blue Economy;*
* *Emerging science concepts that require multidisciplinary sustained
observations (i.e. biological, biogeochemical, physical, geological,
social and economic, etc.);*
* *The value of existing ocean observations and their potential
relevance in an evolving ocean observing system;*
* *The requirements for sustaining and enhancing ocean observing
* *The development of new observing technologies and networks,
including identification of new transformative directions for ocean
* *Advances in open data, information technology, and governance systems;*
* *Observational or observation-model synthesis;*
* *The need for improved processes to better support research and
* *Innovations in engagement with end-user communities.*
* The abstract title is limited to 300 characters. The abstract body
is limited to 2,000 characters; this 2,000-character limit includes
spacing and punctuation. Author names, affiliations, and references
are not included in this character limit.
* Abstracts should be written for a broad audience, minimizing jargon
and highly technical information. The use of acronyms should be
limited, and these should be explained if used. Please avoid
equations. One figure is permitted.The useAbstracts should be
written for a broad audience, minimizing jargon and highly technical
* Abstracts addressing topics that cross cut the different conference
themes are particularly encouraged.
* We encourage diversity in authorship, international collaborations
and concepts, and submissions that collate the perspectives of
different communities working together.
* We recognize that as Community White Papers are developed and
abstracts are merged, that co-authorship will grow. Co-authorships
of Community White Papers will not be limited to those of original
CONFERENCE INFORMATION: <http://>
The main goal of the conference will be to further develop effective
strategies for a sustained, multidisciplinary and integrated ocean
observing system, and to better connect user communities and observers.
End user communities include operational users, national and local
authorities as well as researchers, from the public and private
sectors. Engagement with international user communities can take
diverse forms, including closer interaction to better target their needs
for ocean observing networks and derived products while better informing
management decisions. OceanObs’19 will continue the tradition of
building the vision of ocean users and observers.
As part of the decadal conference series, *OceanObs’19* will galvanize
the ocean observing community ranging from scientists to end users.
OceanObs’19 seeks to improve response to scientific and societal needs
of a fit-for-purpose integrated ocean observing system, for better
understanding the environment of the Earth, monitoring climate, and
informing adaptation strategies as well as the sustainable use of ocean
OceanObs’99 resulted in an internationally coordinated system for
physical climate and ocean carbon observations. OceanObs’09 expanded the
range of communities working together to undertake more comprehensive
ocean observations and led to the Framework for Ocean Observing.
OceanObs’19 will seek to advance these outcomes by extending its reach
the full spectrum of ocean communities.
Expected Schedule <http://>
*/Dec 18, 2018/:*
Release of call for abstracts of Community White Papers
*/March 15, 2018/**:*
Due date for abstract submission
*/March 15 - April 30, 2018/**:*
Program Committee reviews and consolidates Community White Paper list
*/April 30, 2018/:*
Invitations to group authors for Community White Papers
*/September 30, 2018:/*
Community White Papers due
For any additional information, please reach out to info at oceanobs19.net
<mailto:info at oceanleadership.org> or check out www.oceanobs19.net
for up-to-date info!
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