The Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography (FOO)
The FOO is intended to be a forum for:
- discussions relating to operational oceanography, including requirements of stakeholders, industry and interested parties;
- for scientific and technical discussions of common interest to practitioners working in relevant areas or drawing on products from operational oceanography service providers.
The ultimate goal of FOO is to improve the safety and efficiency of marine industries through better decision-making via operational oceanography.
This requires better industry processes and trained staff. It requires better operational oceanographic services from government, and industry. It requires a solid foundation of world class research and development.
This is the value chain for operational oceanography in Australia.
Three working groups have been established by the Forum, in order to conduct intersessional discussions and drive innovation and collaboration in these priority areas.
Visit the following Working Group pages for more information.