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Celebrating the First Decade of IMOS
The IMOS community gathered in Hobart last week for the 10th Annual Planning Meeting.
The 94 attendees included IMOS Facility and Sub-Facility Leaders, Operator representatives, Node leaders, Directors of key Research Partnerships, IMOS Advisory Board members and IMOS office staff.
The meeting agenda included presentations that reviewed the progress of the IMOS project to date and looked forward to plan for the second decade of IMOS. The meeting also considered how IMOS would prepare to engage with the road mapping process chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist, which will identify specific future research infrastructure requirements and the allocation of NCRIS funding.
The attendees were invited to Government House for an evening reception to mark the 10th Anniversary of IMOS with her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, The Governor of Tasmania.
It was timely to reflect and recognise the collaborative effort of the IMOS community, who under the leadership of founding Director Gary Meyers, and the present IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann, have built a national integrated ocean observation system, making all of the data openly accessible to the marine and climate science community, other stakeholders and users, as well as our international collaborators.