Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (Arctic ROOS) Community meeting

23 March 2024 | 10:30 - 12:30 (UK) 

Open Session - HYBRID

Room:  Holyrood (JMCC)

Organiser:  Anna Nikolopoulos (Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway)


Event Description:

Arctic ROOS is an open forum for national agencies, research institutes, universities as well as commercial bodies to inform, share and develop an Arctic Ocean observing system. It is a regional alliance of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), whose main objective is to harmonize European operational oceanography activities.

Arctic ROOS, established in 2007 and having 19 member organisations from 10 countries, seeks to coordinate activities with the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and other regional Arctic Ocean observing networks. Our interest is to improve the connections between the fields of in-situ observations, remote sensing products, and modelling/forecasting tools and to work towards better accessibility and useability of observational data. We are also involved in the work towards establishing an Arctic GOOS Regional Alliance.

The community meeting at ASSW2024 aims to gather those already being part of Arctic ROOS and those curious of who we are and what we do. The meeting is a ‘open house/meet the chair’ type of gathering – you’re very welcome to come by and stay shorter or longer for connecting with us! From our side, we are particularly keen to hear how to best work with ArcticROOS onward, and what contexts we should get more involved in. Any input will be brought forward to our 2024 General Assembly, 6-8 May in Bergen, Norway.

Also note the open AOS session ‘Co-designing a pan-Arctic ocean observing alliance’, Thursday 28 Mar 28, 13:30-18:00 (Nelson/St Leonards, or online).

For more info on Arctic ROOS, pay us a visit here at ASSW (and keep an eye on