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Justin Manley

The Breaking Waves, Breaking Barriers Panel at OceanObs’19.

Obs’19 web site will make many of the careers. Rosie Alegado from the Univer- For the ocean technology community presentations available and recordings sity of Hawaii served as moderator and one of the key elements of the confer- of some key sessions will also be avail- the panelists included Barb Kirkpatrick ence statement is especially relevant. able there. from the US, Nelly Florida from Indo- It highlighted the need to: Harness the

Throughout OceanObs’19 there were nesia, and Juliet Hermes from South creativity of the academic research and many side events focused on speci? c Africa. They were joined by almost 40 engineering communities, and work in science questions and communities. more women in the ? eld who served as partnership with the private and public

One notable event was called Breaking ambassadors to answer questions and sectors to evolve sensors and platforms,

Waves, Breaking Barriers. This event inspire discussion during a networking better integrate observations, revolu- was sponsored by Schmidt Marine reception. tionize information products about the

Technology Partners and was focused The breaking waves event was just one ocean, and increase ef? ciency and re- on women’s instrumental role in ocean example of how the OceanObs’19 pro- duce costs at each step of the ocean ob- science, leadership, and mentorship. A gram fostered creative discussions and serving value chain. panel of four leading women in ocean new relationships in the ocean observ- The next ten years will be exciting in- science offered insights from their own ing community. deed.

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