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Naval Oceanography Attends Int’l Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium

17 July 2023

From Jonathan B. Holloway, U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

Staff from the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) attended the third International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium (OSOS-3), June 12-15.

OSOS-3 was organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)—hosted by the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA).

OSOS-3 is a biannual event started in 2019. The 2021 iteration of the symposium was held virtually due to COVID-19. The 2023 symposium was in person and provided added value for NAVO staff to increase awareness among partners and educate stakeholders about Navy meteorology and oceanography.

“It was great to get back to an in person event,” said Danielle D. Carpenter, Interdisciplinary Oceanographer/Physical Scientist at NAVO. “I had the opportunity to sit down with high level members of KHOA to discuss future data sharing opportunities and network with program managers at NASA about user advocacy for the upcoming GeoXO satellite series.”

OSOS-3 showcased research and technological applications demonstrating the use of satellite data in coupled numerical models highlighting socio-economic benefits of Earth Observation in Asia and throughout the Pacific.

“The initial objective of the symposium was to increase user knowledge of data applications of across a variety of areas,” said Carpenter. “It has provided a valuable forum to exchange ideas and best practices between members who are involved in multiple levels of operations with the goal of better comprehending user’s needs and expectations, which can aid in developing standards and best practices for data use,” said Carpenter.

Naval Oceanography has approximately 2,900 globally distributed military and civilian personnel, who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to guarantee the U.S. Navy’s freedom of action in the physical battlespace from the depths of the ocean to the stars.


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