The first International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will take place in the city of Darmstadt, Germany from 6 to 8 May 2013. This is the first of a series of IOCS meetings which are scheduled to take place every two years.
The primary focus of the IOCS meeting is to build and strengthen the international ocean colour community by providing a structure and mechanisms to collectively address common issues and goals. The aim is to achieve the best quality ocean colour data that meet scientific, environmental, climate and operational needs through international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation.
The meeting will encompass:
The Symposium will highlight each of these components through invited keynote speeches, splinter sessions, poster sessions and open floor discussions, with the overarching theme of the IOCS meeting being “Building of Ocean Colour Climate Data Records”. In addition to providing a forum to develop a strong voice for the community, the meeting will also offer an opportunity to interact and collaborate with other ocean colour scientists.
The symposium is convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with, and thanks to the generous sponsorship of NASA and EUMETSAT. Other meeting sponsors include ESA and CNES which are gratefully acknowledged.
The full program will be finalized in the next few months. At this time we invite proposals for splinter sessions encompassing the overarching theme of the meeting.
For more information visit the IOCS website.