11-13 Oct 2016 Brest (France)

October 11-13 oct 2016 Brest, France

The call for papers is extended, but only a few oral slots remain. Posters can be submitted until the end of september : submit here

A connected ocean: new approaches, new technologies, new challenges for knowledge of ocean processes

NEW! programm is here : ACO2016 Program

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The ocean plays a major role in the earth climate, storing heat and carbon dioxide. Human activities put marine ecosystems under a growing pressure: ocean acidification and deoxygenation resulting from greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, marine pollution, or increased pressure by fishing. In order to build scenarios for the future and better manage our oceans, more accurate, complete, and integrated ocean observing systems are necessary. Ocean observation products have considerably increased  in the past decades, in quality, quantity, and diversity. As new technologies and data processing tools are reshaping our knowledge of the ocean, integrating the data from observations into a coherent and standard managing system remains a huge challenge in our digital era.

At an international level there is already such “current efforts of scientists and engineers to design tools and methods to explore the "blue economy" of the ocean's depths and understand its critical interactions with the earth's ecosystem”. For instance, the EU promotes projects around an Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System.

The challenge for future ocean knowledge and data integration sets the stage for this conference. Five sessions and a workshop are co-organized with Eurogoos:

Session 0    Eurogoos workshop session : Marine Information Workshop for Industry: Showcasing publicly available resources to support innovation

Session 1 New autonomous approaches to the measurement of biogeochemical rates


Richard Lampitt, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

Christoph Waldmann, Center for marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), Bremen, Germany

Pascale Lherminier, Ifremer, Brest, France


Session 2 Interoperability standards for the marine environment


Kenneth G. Foote, Woods Hole Oceanograpahic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, USAEric Delory, Consorcio para la Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN), Gran Canaria, Spain

Tom O’Reilly, Monterey Bay Aquarium research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, USA

 Invited speakers

Thomas O'Reilly Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) 


Session 3 Multimodal synergies in ocean studies


Antonio Turiel, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Ronan Fablet, Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France

Swen Jullien, Ifremer, Brest, France


Session 4 Big Data infrastructure and analytics in ocean science


Stan Matwin, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Ronan Fablet, Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France

Invited speakers

Adam Leadbetter 

Session 5 Integrated observations of upwelling systems


José Joaquín Hernández-Brito, Consorcio para la Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN), Gran Canaria, Spain

Eric Desmond Barton, Instituto Investigaciones Marinas (CSIC), Vigo, Spain


Each session will bring together experts in three scientific fields: physical and biogeochemical ocean processes; new technologies and sensors for ocean observations; applied mathematics, computer science and data processing.

Sessions will be organised in an oral sequence with invited talks and short contributed orals, and a poster session. Additionnally, a few round tables will allow discussion of cross-cutting topics.

You may submit your abstract for an oral or poster contribution here 


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