[Coral-List] OceanObs'19: Abstract Submissions Open!

Muller-Karger, Frank 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


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.

BACKGROUND: <http://>

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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