Starts 15 Aug 2022
Ends 17 Aug 2022
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
An ICTP-CLIVAR Hybrid Meeting

In order to meet growing societal and scientific demand for climate information, forecasting, and prediction the ocean observing community — through CLIVAR, GOOS, and partners — have recently conducted major reviews of several regional Ocean Observing Systems (e.g. IndOOS-2, TPOS2020, TAOS).
Through these reviews communities are recognising the overarching need for:
(1) expansion of long-term observations into the coastal zone, where humans interact with the ocean; and (2) multi-disciplinary observing systems that better track oxygen minimum zones, the carbon cycle, and productivity. Meanwhile, the implementation and enhancement of each regional observing system is met with similar challenges: Identifying drivers, optimising design, funding expansion, developing new resources, testing new platforms and sensors, building partnerships with rim nations, capacity building, data sharing, etc. Therefore, bringing the panels together, with an emphasis on participation of developing nation scientists, would allow an exchange of problems, ideas, and solutions, enriching the efforts of each and adding up to a global perspective worth more than the sum of its parts.

The workshop will bring members across different CLIVAR panels, observing system scientists and leaders together with invited speakers from developing rim nations to discuss priorities and cross-cutting strategies as well as explore new partnerships for the expansion of the regional ocean observing systems.

At the workshop, participants will:
  • Present and discuss the current most important societal and scientific drivers of each of the regional basin-wide observing systems.
  • Hear scientists from developing countries present the scientific and societal drivers for observing their coastal oceans and discuss how their needs may interface with the regional ocean observing systems and their products.
  • Discuss challenges, processes, and outcomes of reviewing and designing the regional observing systems for the next decade. For example, (i) the transition to more multidisciplinary observing systems (and panel membership), (ii) the need for regional-scale forecasting and expansion into the coastal zone, (iii) lobbying for resources, capacity-building, and developing partnerships, (iv) data archiving, assemblage, and sharing.
  • Discuss how our efforts and priorities combine and how the panels can prepare together for the UN Decade.
  • Societal and scientific drivers of regional ocean observing systems;
  • Connect observation-modeling-prediction
  • Multi-disciplinary and innovative observing system and expansion into coastal zones
Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Further information can be found at the following link:

In person participation: As regards the COVID-19 policy, we advise to follow the updated rules available on the ICTP page Access Guidelines for Visitors.
The deadline on 15 June 2022 is for abstracts submission and grant application and on 31 July 2022 is for all other applications.
**DEADLINE: 31/07/2022**


Lisa BEAL (University of Miami), Maria Paz CHIDICHIMO (CONICET & SHN), Sophie CRAVATTE (IRD), Enrique CURCHITSER (Rutgers University), Albert FISCHER (GOOS), Nick HARDMAN-MOUNTFORD (Commonwealth), Tarron LAMONT (Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment), Jing LI (CLIVAR), Edem MAHU (University of Ghana), Ivonne MONTES (Geophysics Institute of Peru), Hindumathi PALANISAMY (WCRP), Jose SANTOS (CLIVAR), Sheena TALMA (Nekton Foundation), Weidong YU (Sun Yat-Sen University), Local Organiser: Riccardo Farneti (ICTP)