FOO 2017


The second meeting of an Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography (FOO) was held in Fremantle from 25-27 July 2017. Its purpose was to review progress of FOO since the first event in 2015, to assess present capabilities, engagement and needs, to explore uses and users of operational oceanography, and to focus on the ‘hot topic’ of marine extremes.

More broadly, the Forum aimed to foster more collaboration between the pillars of the Forum to align itself within the Australian National Innovation and Science Agenda, and to emphasise the importance of operational oceanography to
sustain and enhance the social, economic, and environmental benefits of Australia’s marine estate.

FOO 2017 was proudly supported by the following organisations
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FOO 2017 Steering Committee

The overarching goal of the initial steering committee, outlined below, was to bring the FOO into existence, with a specific target of holding the inaugural Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography meeting in June 2015.

  • Jan Flynn, Shell Australia (Co-Chair)
  • Tim Moltmann, Integrated Marine Observing System (Co-Chair)
  • Emma Sommerville, Integrated Marine Observing System
  • Simon Foster, Fugro GEOS
  • Martin Exel, Austral Fisheries/ Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA)
  • Craig Longmuir, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
  • Richard Brinkman, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
  • Andreas Schiller, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Stuart Minchin, Geoscience Australia (GA)
  • Barbra Parker, Department of Defence
  • Steve Buchan, RPS MetOcean
  • Louise Minty, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)

Citing this work

If you would like to use any of the above, please use the following information: [author/s], presentation at the Forum for Operational Oceanography (25-27 July, 2017) Fremantle, Australia.

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