The Kostas Nittis Medal: 2016 nominations call open

The Kostas Nittis Medal: 2016 nominations call open

In 2015, EuroGOOS established the Kostas Nittis Medal in the memory of EuroGOOS Secretary General and strategic leader Dr. Kostas Nittis (1964-2014). The Kostas Nittis Medal is accompanied by a grant and awarded to a young marine professional within the operational oceanography and broader ocean observing community.The Kostas Nittis Medal and the grant amounting to € 3,000 aim to support the participation of young researchers and marine professionals in relevant conferences and events. The awardee is thus given a chance to present their research or technology at relevant events, building a professional network, gaining real life experience and reaching out to potential partners and/or employers.

The call is open to marine researchers or professionals according to the following criteria:

  • Candidate must be younger than 35 years old;
  • Candidate will have made a significant contribution to operational oceanography (technology, research, software, product/service) which is described and documented;
  • Candidate nominations must come from the current EuroGOOS members.

Deadline for nominations: 20 March 2016

Download the full nominations call (92.1 KiB): EuroGOOS_KNMedal_Call

The first Kostas Nittis Medal was awarded to Pablo Lorente Jimenez by European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella at the European Maritime Day 2015 in Athens. See EuroGOOS news item here.

BOOS Annual Meeting 17-19 May 2016 in Sopot, Poland

The 2016 BOOS Modelling Programme Meeting, scientific workshop and Annual Meeting will be held in Sopot, Poland on 17-19 May 2016.

The preliminary program for the event including BOOS annual meeting, BOOS Modelling Programme annual meeting and scientific workshop is the following:

Tuesday 17 May
12:30 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 18:00 BOOS Modelling Programme Meeting
18:00 – 20:00 Project Meetings (if relevant)

Wednesday 18 May
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 17:30 Scientific Workshop
19:00 Dinner

Thursday 19 May
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 14:00 BOOS Annual Meeting

The agenda for the scientific seminar will be sent to all participants shortly after the abstract submission deadline. The detailed agenda for the annual meetings will be available soon.

Registrations (name, institute and event that you plan to attend: BOOS AM, BOOS Modelling Programme AM, and/or scientific workshop) and abstracts are expected to

Miroslaw Darecki ( ) and Urmas Lips

by 15 April 2016.

More detailed information in the files attached.

Invitation to BOOS AM and workshop 2016

Agenda BOOS Annual Meeting 2016

BOOS workshop 2016 agenda draft_1a


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BOOS Annual Meeting 5-7 May 2015 in Norrköping, Sweden

Preliminary Programme:

Tuesday 5 May

  • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration
  • 10:00 – 16:00 BOOS Modelling Programme Meeting
  • 16:15 – 18:30 Project Meetings (if relevant)

Wednesday 6 May

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 – 17:00 Scientific workshop
  • 19:00 Dinner

Thursday 7 May

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Registration
  • 09:00 – 17:00 Boos Annual Meeting


Presentations to the scientific workshop are invited in the field of operational oceanography to cover all relevant topics, among them:

  • Ensemble forecasts and model systems used in the Baltic
  • Integrated systems (model, in-situ and remote sensing) and related services/products
  • How can we use operational oceanography for integrated Baltic-wide products (e.g. for environmental assessments)
  • Innovations / new methods in/for operational oceanography


Please submit title and short abstract if you wish to give a presentation. The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is 6 April 2015.

Please send your registrations and abstracts electronically to mairi.uboaed(at) or urmas.lips(at)

Detailed workshop programme will be sent to the participants soon after the abstract submission deadline.

Boos Modelling Programme Annual Meeting agenda and BOOS Annual Meeting agenda will be available soon.

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