What: First International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium
When: 18 to 19 July, 2019
Where: College Park, MD, USA
About: Satellite remote sensing of ocean properties is a technology of continuously increasing maturity and scope. Sea surface temperature, sea surface height, ocean color, sea ice, ocean winds, roughness-derived parameters (e.g., oil spills) and other measurements are now available on a routine and sustainable basis. Some of these products are integral to operational applications for routine and event-driven environmental assessments, predictions, forecasts and management. Yet ocean satellite data are still underutilized and have a huge potential for contributing
further to societal needs and the “blue economy”.
The First Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium aims to enable the understanding the barriers (perceived or actual) and facilitate the widespread incorporation of satellite ocean observations into the value chain from data to useful information across the range of operational applications. In this symposium, an international community of satellite operators, information producers and users will exchange facts and ideas to 1) understand user needs and expectations, and 2) develop interoperability standards and establish best practices that will lead to
more universal use of ocean satellite data.