A Connected Ocean (ACO) Conference Planned for October in France


ACO 2016 is planned for Oct. 11-13, 2016, in Brest, France. ACO stands for “A Connected Ocean,” and the conference will focus on new approaches, technologies and challenges in relation to ocean processes.

The event is endorsed by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

AOC 2016 organizers note that the ocean plays a major role in the Earth’s climate, storing heat and carbon dioxide. Human activities put marine ecosystems under growing pressures from ocean acidification and deoxygenation resulting from greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, pollution and fishing. They add that more accurate, complete and integrated ocean observing systems are necessary to build scenarios for the future and better manage our oceans.

Five sessions are planned for the conference. You can click on each link below for more information:

An ocean view. Image Credit: Graham Cook

An ocean view. Image Credit: Graham Cook

Each session will bring together experts in three scientific fields: physical and biogeochemical ocean processes; new technologies and sensors for ocean observations; applied mathematics, computer science and data processing.

ACO2016 is part of Sea Tech Week.

The video below offers more information about Brest, France, which is known internationally for its high level of expertise in fields including marine science and technology.

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