FOO 2019

15 & 16 October 2019
Novotel St Kilda, Melbourne

Save the Date!
15 & 16 October

We are excited to announce the third Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography conference and invite you to save the date.

When:  15-16 October 2019
Where: Novotel St Kilda, Melbourne
How:    The meeting will be held over two full days, starting 9 am and finishing 5 pm each day.

The program will have two major themes, with the following topic areas:

  1. Opportunities for operational oceanography to drive the development of Australian marine industries
    • Next generation ocean remote sensing
    • In situ ocean observing, especially near real time
    • Ocean modelling and forecasting
    • Big ocean data
    • Marine renewable energy
  2. Risks to Australian marine industries and the role of operational oceanography in helping to manage them
    • Climate risks
    • Operational uncertainties (e.g. swell, wind waves, internal waves, surface currents)

These will be bracketed by an opening session on the Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography since FOO 2017, and a closing session on ‘so what, what next?’ for the Forum.

The program will again consist of a mix of invited speakers and talks selected through an open call for abstracts addressing the themes/topics. We are in the process of securing some excellent invited speakers and setting up the process to call for abstracts. Stay tuned!

Please contact Indi Hodgson-Johnston ( if you have any comments or questions about the event.

Jan Flynn (Woodside Energy Ltd) and Tim Moltmann (IMOS), on behalf of the FOO Steering Committee

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