Measurement Systems for 21st Century Oceanography

Measurement Systems for 21st Century Oceanography

There is an imperative to measure the ocean in greater detail if we are to chart a sustainable future on this planet. The Net-Zero Oceanographic Capability Scoping Study (2021), commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), therefore undertook a detailed review of the sensor systems and networks that will be needed to meet anticipated marine science priorities. The Future Marine Research Infrastructure (FMRI) Programme is continuing this engagement to shape NERC’s strategic investment in measurement technologies that enable new and different science.

The FMRI Programme, in partnership with the National Oceanography Centre and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), is convening two workshops to consider the challenges and opportunities in Measurement Systems for 21st Century Oceanography.

The first event is bringing together a diverse set of perspectives to challenge established thinking and stimulate fresh ideas. The second event on 18th October will share these initial outcomes and provide all interested stakeholders with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion.

Date & Time: 13:30-16.00 Wednesday, 18th October 2023
Location: Zoom

To participate in this virtual event, please register now by visiting

If you have any other questions, please contact the FMRI team at