This session will focus on:

  • Modelling, operational oceanography, and observational approaches such as sensor development and in situ technology, autonomous and moored technology, gliders, ROVs, remote sensing, and general contributions to new monitoring strategies.

Technology for science as part of this session will be the third workshop under the umbrella of the Baltic Sea Science Congress in cooperation with the BONUS EEIG. The aim will be to build a platform for communicating and discussing technological innovation in the field of marine sciences.

Contributions that provide the possibility of:

  • Discussions between scientists and suppliers regarding special needs and problems related to measuring and sampling devices.
  • Exchange of experiences between different technology transfer units at universities and independent research institutes. 
  • Joint identification of the challenges and development of ways to solve special obstacles of technology transfer in the marine and maritime field for developers and engineers of scientific institutes, marine scientists, engineers and suppliers as well as officers of technology transfer units of institutes of marine research.

This year, the focus will be on technologies especially needed for (new) demands of monitoring programs (for example: higher resolution, new parameters, new substances like pharmaceuticals or plastics, longer duration of measurements, reduction of fouling problems at autonomous stations, higher energy efficiency).

Presentations of suppliers who already have instruments meeting these needs on their shelves or have ideas for developing devices in cooperation with science would be welcome.

In addition, representatives of instrumentation groups in research institutes around the Baltic Sea should take advantage of an opportunity to present their ideas for improving the existing technologies or develop new ones.

The workshop will be combined with an exhibition floor to give suppliers and engineers a further opportunity to present new technical developments and to engage them in discussions with scientists on a more informal level.

Read the abstracts for the talks in Session 4 here