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 capabilities;
• The development of new observing technologies and networks, including identification of new transformative directions for ocean observing;
• Advances in open data, information technology, and governance systems;
• Observational or observation-model synthesis;
• The need for improved processes to better support research and operations;
• 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.
• 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 submissions.
For more information click here: http://www.oceanobs19.net/abstracts/