Experts will gather at the Royal Institution in London on Tuesday 7 November for Oceans of Knowledge 2017 to discuss ocean observation and its role in improving weather and climate predictions for the benefit of industries across land, sea and air.
The first session will look to highlight key developments such as improved coupled ocean-atmosphere modelling and the subsequent impacts of observations, measurements and models on ocean and weather services and how physical forecasts and predictions can be further extended to biological and chemical processes. We will hear keynote presentations from various organisations including the Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans, the Met Office and Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
The second session will focus on the perspectives of intermediate and end-users from various industries including offshore renewables, agriculture, aviation, shipping, search and rescue, and energy. They will discuss how information is used and the impact of potential accuracy improvements from ocean observations/coupled models on their sector.
“The future of the planet is currently hanging in a very delicate balance and the urgency for well-founded predictions on weather and climate is growing. Fully monitoring our oceans and seas is vital from an economic, safety and environmental perspective. Oceans of Knowledge 2017 will be an important opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to improving how we use ocean information across various applications as well as being able to network with scientists, engineers, asset managers and decision makers across a multitude of industries and sectors”. Dr Bev Mackenzie, Technical & Policy Director, IMarEST.
The conference has been organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), together with the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), which serves as a forum to promote global oceanography and implement international global ocean observing systems. The conference is sponsored by the Met Office, Stormgeo, Planet Ocean and supported by the Society for Underwater Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
You can register here or email for more information.