June 6-9, 2022 (ending at noon on 9 June 2022)
Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA (an in-person event with a virtual participation option)
Ocean salinity is a critical variable that drives ocean circulation, influences marine biogeochemistry, and regulates air-sea interaction. It is also an important parameter for studying the changing water and carbon cycles as well as the cryosphere of the Earth. Significant advancements have been made in recent years in the development of an ocean salinity observing system both through in-situ and satellite technologies. The resultant ocean salinity measurements have broadened and deepened the knowledge of ocean salinity's role in ocean dynamics and its linkages with the water cycle and climate.
The conference aims to foster scientific exchanges and collaborations in the broad community involved in ocean salinity science, applications, technology development, product services, and community building. This conference (postponed from November 2020) is part of a series of international salinity community meetings (Brest, France - 2013, Exeter, UK - 2014, Hamburg, Germany - 2015, Falmouth/MA, USA - 2017, and Paris, France - 2018). The conference presentations and discussion will review recent progress, identify knowledge and capability gaps, and chart the way forward to sustain and enhance the ocean salinity observing system as well as to maximize the value of the resulting measurements.