Sub-Activity 5.3 (Organize/promote side events at major scientific meetings):
Side events have been organized at a number of major international science conferences, both in form of co-located workshops and as Townhall meetings. The following list is not complete. Information on GEOSS-related side events not included below should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE organized a workshop held in Seattle on September 19, 2010. Christoph Waldmann provided a brief summary and the full report.
2009/05 - GEOSS Workshop XXVII (Activity 5.3): The GEOSS Workshop XXVII Understanding the Integrated Ocean Observation System, Including Sub-surface Sensors was held on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at the Congress Center Bremen in Bremen, Germany in association with the IEEE OES Oceans '09 meeting. The workshop was hosted by the IEEE Committee on Earth Observations (ICEO) and the IEEE Oceans Engineering Society (OES). The focus of the workshop was the status and future of ocean observation systems within the context of GEOSS. The Workshop explored the status of existing ocean observation systems and data portals for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. The discussions were focused on the ability to build on existing systems to develop a global coordinated information and data system for ocean monitoring. This would improve understanding of the dynamics of the deep-ocean processes throughout the ocean water column. The workshop addressed as well the strategic GEOSS scientific issues for the development of Ocean Observatories and is a contribution to the GEO tasks ST-09-01 and ST-09-02. Moreover, the workshop contributed to the requirements of GEO subtask AR-09-03c.
More information on the Workshop is available at the IEEE GEOSS Workshops Page. An overview of the Workshop is provided in the Proceedings. The Workshop resulted in a number of recommendations, which are submitted to the GEO Secretariat.