(Washington, D.C.) – The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Observations (IWGOO) is pleased to announce that registration for Small Sea Changes: BIG California Impacts is now open. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California.
The interactive, free workshop will address how industries and governments can better predict broad impacts of climate change, mitigate ocean and coastal hazards, and improve weather forecasts. Sustained ocean observations deliver these benefits and help ensure the welfare, safety, and security of Californians.
The workshop will provide attendees with:
- An understanding of how ocean observations benefit industry, government and citizens;
- An in-depth assessment of coastal hazards and their impact on infrastructure;
- An understanding of the connection between ocean observation and predicting regional change;
- An exploration of how California’s ocean observations can drive improvements in regional weather forecasts and climate projections; and
- An opportunity to network across a range of disciplines and sectors.
The workshop is co-sponsored and organized by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System, Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System, Marine Technology Society, SAIC, and Fugro. It will feature several key speakers in the morning with an interactive discussion period taking place in the afternoon.
For more information about the workshop, and to register, please visit http://oceanleadership.org/iwgoo/california.
About Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Ocean Leadership is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that represents 95 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration and ocean partnerships.
About Interagency Working Group for Ocean Observations
The Interagency Working Group on Ocean Observations (IWGOO) was established by the Joint Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (JSOST) in coherence with the Ocean Action Plan. Interagency collaboration is essential to achieve ocean science and technology priorities and, in particular, for planning and coordination of an ocean observation system. The purpose of the IWGOO is to advise and assist the JSOST on matters related to ocean observations.
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