From 6 till 9 November 2023, over a hundred ocean carbon scientists from around the world will meet 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 resulting delivery of critical information. The community has been ready to update its mode of operation for a few years and the recently announced, WMO-led Global Greenhouse Gas Watch (GGGW) programme serves as a direct trigger for this important gathering. GGGW, has the ambition to completely transform our collective ability to deliver a fully transparent global carbon monitoring system allowing countries to better understand and manage the causes of climate change in a timely and efficient manner. For that ambition to be realized, the ocean carbon community is committed to bringing together existing and future observing efforts into a common framework under the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) that can routinely deliver the required information to policy makers.
To find out more about the specific topics covered, details of the agenda, including the speakers and to learn how to join the meeting online, visit the workshop website at https://www.icos-otc.org/node/223.