ArcticROOS Annual Meeting

Monday, 27. November 2017 - 9:00 to Tuesday, 28. November 2017 - 16:00


Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Thormøhlens gate 47
5006 Bergen


1. Welcome by S. Sandven

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Extension of the Arctic-ROOS leader group and establishing a steering board. Proposal to appoint Jari Haapala from FMI as co-chair. Discuss candidates for the steering board.

4. Highlights of Arctic ROOS activities in 2016 from the Secretariat and short presentation of the INTAROS project, by S. Sandven

5. Status of EuroGOOS AISBL, an International Non-Profit Association, by Erik Buch, chair of EuroGOOS

6. Presentations of the members’ main work in 2017 and plans for 2018

• Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
• Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
• Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung (AWI)
• Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAS)
• Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
• Defence Centre for Operational Oceanography
• Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER)
• Mercator Ocean
• University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics (UB IUP)
• Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
• Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)
• Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Russia (NIERSC)
• Norwegian Meteorological Institute (
• Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI)
• Geophysical Institute – University of Bergen
• Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)
• Marine Research Institute, Iceland

7. Presentations by potential new partners of Arctic-ROOS: Euro-Argo, SAMS and National Institute of Oceanography, Trieste

8. Discussion of the INTAROS work plan. Also about building wider collaboration to establish Pan-Arctic observing systems.

(i) Follow-up EuroGOOS strategy and implementation plan
(ii) Role and contribution from the present ARCTIC-ROOS members and new members.
(iii) Define actions for 2018

9. Contribution to YOPP (Year of Polar Prediction) and MOSAIC with enhanced observations activities in the Arctic 2018-2019-2020

10. Initiative to establish Arctic GOOS

11. Planning of proposal(s) to H2020 calls 2018-2020

12. AOB

Contact Person
Stein Sandven