The VI Expanding Ocean Frontiers conference (EOF 2020) will take place at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC) in Barcelona between 21st and 23 October 2020.

The event is organized by LIM/UPC (Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima), Instituto Ciencias del Mar ICM-CSIC, CIIRC (Centre Internacional d’ Investigación dels Recursos Costaners) and Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports i Departament d’ Enginteria Civil i Ambiental de la UPC - BarcelonaTech.

EOF (Expanding Ocean Frontiers) 2020 is an evolution from the well-established Encuentro de Oceanografia Física, which started in 2010 also in Barcelona, looking for an international dimension to bring enhanced scientific and technical opportunities to Physical Oceanography in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and other neighbouring countries. There will result a wider set of connections for scientists, practitioners and in particular next generation researchers. This latter group, encompassing Marine Sciences (Barcelona University) and Marine Sciences and Technologies (UPC – BarcelonaTech), will find dedicated sessions for improving oral/written presentation capacities and some EU research project meetings for enlarging their views and job opportunities.

EOF 2020 will present the latest advances in physical oceanography, including remote and in-situ observations, modelling and interactions with other scientific and technological disciplines, from renewable energies to climate impacts. There will be invited lectures by top-level researchers dealing with the following subjects: small-, meso- and large scale processes, coastal oceanography, new technologies, climate change, ocean climate, operational oceanography, sources of oceanic energy, palaeoceanography and specific sessions that back-to-back with EU (e.g. H2020) project meetings can be proposed by participants.

The EOF 2020 meeting means, both at national and international levels, a unique event for the Spanish and Portuguese Physical Oceanography communities to enhance mutual links and establish new ones with other countries (Latin America, North Africa, China and USA). Senior scientists and young researchers will have the opportunity to present the advances achieved in their studies, establishing synergies and creating a valuable net of collaborations for the efficient growth of this discipline.

We encourage all potential delegates to submit as abstract or suggest a complementary meeting if they wish to present their work at EOF 2020. A book of abstracts with all presentations will be made available to the participants and a selection of the best presentations will be offered the possibility to appear, with a full paper, in a special issue of a well-recognised journal.

Looking forward to seeing you in Barcelona in October