The overall objective is to establish an Ocean Flagship including all major players (national and international) in ocean research around Svalbard in order to improve the coordination of research, increase the collaboration across the different disciplines and institutions.

Specific objectives:

  • Arrange an initial workshop to define how to implement and organize the Ocean Flagship and to review the current status of
    existing and planned moored and drifting installations in the Svalbard area.
  • To establish a web portal for the Ocean Flagship to improve the promotion, data sharing, and coordination of ocean research
    activities taking place around Svalbard.
  • To establish the Ocean Flagship - Think Tank - aimed to improve multidisciplinary research and to increase the social awareness
    in ocean research.
  • Provide a recommendation and roadmap for ocean research around Svalbard, including links to SIOS, EPOS and international
    projects and programs.
             Workshop in Sopot, Poland 2015Workshop in Os - Bergen, Norway 2016