FOO 2021
22 November to 1 December 2021

The Virtual Forum for Operational Oceanography 2021 is being held between 22 November and 1 December. Despite the pandemic, it remains important that we continue the good work of FOO and its role in making Australia’s maritime industries safer and more efficient, and continue the work established by three Forums held in 2015, 2017, and 2019.


Seminars and Panels

This year we will be running four ~90-minute seminars on the following topics:

We have got a team of world-leading experts working busily in the background to create an engaging set of talks and interactive discussions.


FOO Spotlights

As we want to maximise the engagement opportunity of FOO 2021, we are offering members of the community the chance to prepare one-page submissions, “FOO Spotlights”, which can take the form of a poster, pamphlet, abstract, infographic or pitch to:

  • inspire future collaborations;
  • update the community on some new or ongoing research;
  • pitch a problem for the FOO community;
  • promote a fabulous idea for operational oceanography.

These FOO Spotlights will help promote and prompt future topics, talks, and (hopefully) partnerships and problem-solving. Each FOO Spotlight will be put on the respective session’s webpage (or circulated amongst participants if preferred). These Spotlights are designed to provoke discussion during and beyond the sessions and event and give other members of the community a chance to be creative or communicate an idea if they have one.

For more information on FOO Spotlights, please click here.


Prior to the event, we will send out instructions on how to log into the event - which will be via Zoom and Slido.


We look forward to seeing you virtually in late November.


Waves and Currents
22 November 2021
16:00-17:30 AEDT

Megafauna Interactions
with Industry
Monday, 29 November 2021
16:00-17:30 AEDT

Climate, Marine Heatwaves,
& Temperature
Thursday, 25 November 2021
16:00-17:30 AEDT

FOO 2021 and Beyond
Wednesday, 1 December
16:00-17:00 AEDT

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