Saferseas - Brest France 26th - 30th october 2015
Conferences / workshops
      • ACO 2016 – A connected ocean

      • Ocean, observation, ICT, data, physics, biogeochemistry, applied mathematics, Computer science, Atlantic ocean
      • ACO 2016 – A connected ocean
      • From Tuesday 11 October (afternoon) to Thursday 13 October (morning)



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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 observations have progressed considerably 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 observations into a coherent understanding remains a huge challenge in our digital era. To facilitate this process the EC is funding a new program, AtlantOS, to build and integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System, within the context of GOOS (Global Ocean Observing system).

        The challenge of future ocean knowledge and data integration sets the stage for this conference, which will bring together experts in three scientific fields:

        i) physical and biogeochemical ocean processes;

        ii) new technologies and sensors for ocean observations;

        iii) applied mathematics, computer science and data processing.


        Session list:

        • New autonomous approaches to the measurement of biogeochemical rates
        • Interoperability standards for the marine environment
        • Multimodal synergies in ocean studies
        • Big Data infrastructure and analytics in ocean science
        • Integrated observations of upwelling systems



        Tuesday 11 October 13:00-17:00

        a session organized by EUROGOOS "Marine Information Workshop for Industry: From publicly available resources to innovation in the blue economy" [More information]


        International scientific committee:

        Anne-Marie Tréguier
        IAPSO member, CNRS Researcher, Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (LPO), and Director of IUEM, Brest, France (physical oceanography, modelling) – CO-CHAIR

        René Garello
        Researcher, LabSTICC-Télécom Bretagne, Brest, France, and President of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (signal processing, remote sensing) – CO-CHAIR

        José Joaquín Hernández-Brito
        Gerente/Manager, PLOCAN (Consorcio para la Construcción, Equipamiento y Explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias), Gran Canaria, Spain, and Coordinator of the infrastructure WP of the "Atlantic Ocean Cooperation Research Alliance" (ocean observations)

        Ronan Fablet
        Professor, LabSTICC-Télécom Bretagne, Brest, France (signal/data processing, algorithms)

        Ken Foote
        Senior scientist, applied physics & engineering, WHOI, USA, Vice-president of IEEE-OES

        Pascale Lherminier
        Researcher, Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (LPO), Ifremer, Brest, France, and contact for the AtlantOS H2020 project (physical oceanography, observations)

        Stan Matwin
        Research Chair and Professor, Director, Institute for Big Data Analytics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (Big Data)

        Antonio Turiel
        Researcher, Institut de Ciencies del Mar -CMIMA (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain (algorithms and signal processing)

        Christoph Waldmann
        Researcher, University of Bremen/MARUM, Bremen, Germany (deep sea observation and instrumentation)


        See the teaser:

        ACO2016: Pascale Lherminier from on Vimeo.






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