ICOS Ocean Thematic Industry & Science Observing Forum, 19th March 2019, Southampton
The aim of the event is to bring together the shipping industry and the science community to explore ways in which we can work together to understand global environmental change.
The National Oceanography Centre would be delighted to invite business to join them along with our existing industry partners and the science community to celebrate ongoing successes and provide the opportunity for future partnerships to evolve.
The ocean takes up about 2.5GT C yr-1, approximately 25% of the carbon released by human processes such as fossil fuel combustion and land use change. However this net uptake represents the small difference between two large fluxes, meaning that resolving it requires large amounts of data. Realistically only the commercial shipping industry has the capacity to support the necessary observing effort and as a consequence our efforts to measure these fluxes continuously are dependent on observing systems hosted by commercial vessels.
This drinks reception (from 6pm-8pm) will bring together existing industry partners, potential new partners and the science community to celebrate ongoing successes, thank vessel operators and provide opportunity for future partnerships to evolve.
Attendance is open to anyone with an interest in sea surface observing from commercial vessels - there is be no registration fee however the NOC do ask that you register at the following link:
Registration closes Monday 11th March 2019.
For further information and to register for this event, please visit the following website: http://conference.noc.ac.uk/industry-science-observing-forum