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The central offices of EuroGOOS (European Global Observation System) in Brussels hosted a workshop on the European vision for an Atlantic Ocean observation system on the 4th and 5th of June, as part of the European AtlantOS project.

The director of the PLOCAN Scientific-Technical Department and Innovation, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, played an active part in this workshop, along with some twenty European partners. The central objective of the event was to draw up a prospective document to define a vision going forward to 2020 and 2030, based on regional examples to demonstrate the capability and potential of ocean observation, focusing on the Atlantic Ocean.

The AtlantOS Project fosters a transition of ocean observation activities as a whole from the current largely un-co-ordinated situation towards an integral Atlantic Ocean observation system. The AtlantOS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme by virtue of Grant Agreement nº 633211.

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