• Joaquín Tintoré (SOCIB/UIB, Spain): The impact of new multi-platform observing and forecasting systems in science and society
  • Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Ifremer/Mercator-Océan, France): Operational Oceanography in Europe: status, perspectives and challenges
  • Katja Fennel (Dalhousie University, Canada): Perspectives on combining observations from autonomous platforms with biogeochemical models
  • John Wilkin (Rutgers University, USA): Data Assimilative Modeling of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Bight Shelf
  • Nadia Pinardi (INGV, Italy): Ocean prediction scientific paradigm and the development of the blue economy
  • Peter-Jan Van Leeuwen (University of Reading, United Kingdom): Non-Gaussian Data Assimilation Methods
  • Pierre Lermusiaux (MIT, USA): Bayesian Nonlinear Smoothing and Mutual Information for Adaptive Sampling