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  • The first GEORGE Technical Forum organised this week in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    The first GEORGE Technical Forum organised this week in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    The first training event of the GEORGE project will be organised in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France on 21-25 May 2024. The event brings together scientists, technicians and instrument manufacturers in a unique learning event and an active dialogue about ocean observing technologies. An online training platform will make this information known to a wider audience. Training the…

  • GEORGE at EGU24

    GEORGE at EGU24

    GEORGE will be presented at EGU24 on Monday 15 April, from 8:30-12:30 in Hall X4 as part of the poster session “OS4.9 – The Copernicus Marine Service and the future European Digital Twin of the Ocean.” The author attendance is on Monday 15 April between 10:45-12:30.  Click here to view the poster in detail GEORGE partners at EGU24…

  • Ocean scientists call for increased efforts towards a global surface ocean carbon observing system

    Ocean scientists call for increased efforts towards a global surface ocean carbon observing system

    Late last year, over a hundred ocean carbon scientists, including several GEORGE partners, from around the world met at Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in Oostende, Belgium, to review the status of the Surface Ocean Carbon Value Chain and decide on specific improvements to the structure, process and information sharing. Now they have released a declaration…

  • GEORGE at the UN Ocean Decade Conference 2024: “Technologies in Sustainable Ocean Observations – from Low Cost to New Technology development”

    GEORGE at the UN Ocean Decade Conference 2024: “Technologies in Sustainable Ocean Observations – from Low Cost to New Technology development”

    Three years after the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), a global conference will bring together the Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate achievements and set joint priorities for the future of the Decade. Hosted by Spain and co-organized with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), the 2024 UN Ocean…

  • Roadmap published for sensor and platform integration and sea deployments over 4 years

    Roadmap published for sensor and platform integration and sea deployments over 4 years

    A new deliverable report has been published as part of the HORIZON-funded project GEORGE, Next Generation Multiplatform Ocean Observing Technologies for Research Infrastructures. The deliverable 5.1 “Technology validation and prototyping Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and trials project plan” will be the road map to the integration across the new sensors and platforms, to the deployments…

  • Ocean observations and the added value of new technologies

    Ocean observations and the added value of new technologies

    The oceans are responsible for absorbing a significant portion of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions we release into the atmosphere, as well as 90% of the excess heat generated by climate change. The EU-funded ambitious project, GEORGE, which brings together 28 partners from academia and industry, and three environmental research infrastructures, EMSO ERIC, Euro-Argo ERIC, and…

  • Engaging with the scientific community: GEORGE at the EuroGOOS conference

    Engaging with the scientific community: GEORGE at the EuroGOOS conference

    The European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) promotes the development of Operational Oceanography in Europe as the component of the Global Ocean Observing System of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC GOOS). The EuroGOOS conference provides a forum for marine scientists and technologists developing operational oceanography products, and the users of these services including…

  • Ocean Pavilion program related to GEORGE at COP28

    Ocean Pavilion program related to GEORGE at COP28

    The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) will take place in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December 2023. Many of the GEORGE partners participate in COP28 either through their own side events or by participating in events organised by others. Below is a list of relevant events, either including…

  • GEORGE is a collaboration of three ocean Research Infrastructures

    GEORGE is a collaboration of three ocean Research Infrastructures

    Euro-Argo, EMSO and ICOS have long been carrying out ocean observations, with each research infrastructure (RI) using its own methodologies, its own instruments, its own data gathering processes, and so on. The three RIs, moreover, conduct observations from different parts of the water ocean: ICOS conducts surface ocean observations; Euro-Argo carries out both horizontal and…

  • The first GEORGE annual meeting held in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    The first GEORGE annual meeting held in Villefranche-sur-Mer

    In October 2023, the GEORGE project got together in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, for its first annual project meeting and general assembly. The three-day meeting, held in the picture-perfect French Riviera, included important discussions on sensor and platform developments, processes for testing, training and developing a joint data stream. The meeting gave the participants of GEORGE the…

  • New EU project GEORGE brings ERICs together to improve ocean observations with novel technologies

    New EU project GEORGE brings ERICs together to improve ocean observations with novel technologies

    As the Earth’s largest ecosystem, the ocean absorbs massive amounts of carbon and excess heat from the atmosphere. Despite its pivotal role in climate change, global ocean observations have thus far been severely lacking: a major part of the world’s oceans have never been mapped or even seen by humans. A new EU project, GEORGE,…