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FerryBox Workshops

After completion of the EU-funded project ‘FerryBox’ in 2005 the FerryBox community wanted to improve the combined knowledge. Therefore the FerryBox workshops were originated in order to share experience and knowledge about the use of different underway systems.

Color Fantasy 2017, 8th FerryBox Workshop

Fb Fantasy Ferry

2nd announcement

  • The meeting will be arranged as a cruise on NIVAs FerryBox ship Color Fantasy traveling between Oslo and Kiel.
  • Departure from Oslo on Tuesday October 17th 2017 at 14:00 and return to Oslo on Thursday October 19th 2017 at 10:00.
  • Meeting will start onboard at 12:00 on the 17th of October and end approximately at 09:30 on the 19th of october. Boarding will be around 10:30 on October 17.
  • We have booked for 50 persons and priority will be given to those active in the FerryBox community
  • Meeting costs: - 3500 NOK for shared room between two people (2 single or 1 double bed)
    - 3800 NOK for a single room with 1 double bed.
    - A participant may bring a guest to share the room with for 3000 NOK.
    All costs include all meals while on board, in addition to coffee/snacks during the meeting.
  • Abstract invitations for the following themes: - Status of FerryBoxes in different regions
    - FerryBox observations in combination with other ocean and earth observing systems
    - FerryBox data management and quality control / assurance
    - New sensor and sampling technologies
  • Companies may participate as exhibitors for an extra fee
8th Fb Workshop Information for registration and abstract submission (16 KB)2nd Announcement Ferrybox-Workshop 2017 (233 KB)

Travel Information

  • Address of Color Line port: Color Line AS
    PB 1422, Vika
    N-0115 Oslo
  • Flight Information: Fly to Oslo on the morning of Oct 17 and arrive at Oslo Gardermoen before 10:00. Return flight from Oslo Gardermoen any time after ~13:00 on Oct 19.

Contact Information

Kai Sørensen
Kai Sørensen

Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo

Phone: +47 90732129

E-mail contact

Heraklion 2016, 7th FerryBox Workshop



1. Status of application of FerryBoxes in different regions
2. Integration of FerryBox systems in observation networks
3. FerryBox data management and quality control
4. New sensors and their application in FerryBox systems
5. Scientific applications of FerryBox measurements
6. FerryBox data and models



Heraklion View Setcard

Contact information

Manolis Ntoumas
Manolis Ntoumas

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)

Athens Sounio ave. P.O. Box 712, P.C. 19013
Anavyssos Attiki Greece

E-mail contact

Tallinn 2014, 6th FerryBox Workshop

FerryBox systems are constantly developed and more instruments are integrated to the flow-through system which are installed to more ships with new transects hence covering more sea-areas with more precise data. Integrating even more with remote sensing and modeling products, these in-situ measurements will be a substantial part of an operational oceanographic network. To discuss gathered experience (knowledge), new ideas and directions considering flow-through systems, 6th FerryBox Workshop was held on 8-9 September 2014, Tallinn, Estonia in the premises of Marine Systems Institute at TUT.


  • Regional systems – latest developments (new systems and lines, integration with other systems, development of indicators for WFD and MSFD).
  • New sensors and applications (algal productivity, carbonate system, detection of species/groups, micro plastics and harmful substances).
  • Operational oceanography applications (ground truth for remote sensing, assimilation into operational models).
  • Latest scientific findings and results (with contribution from FerryBox systems).
Final Program (325 KB)


Contact information

Marine Systems Institute at TUT, Akadeemia tee 15A, Tallinn, Estonia

Flyer [Download] (126 KB)

Göteburg 2010 (SMHI) - Moving Ferrybox into the age of Operational Oceanography

SMHI and the EuroGOOS Office invited the FerryBox community to a Ferrybox Workshop in Göteborg, Sweden on 16–17 March, 2010. This year the focus of the meeting was on the practical aspects of operational monitoring.

Below you can find the presentations of the workshop.

Southampton 2008 (NOC)

More than 60 marine experts from around the world attended the FerryBox meeting that was held at the National Oceanographic Centre, Southampton from 29th to 30th September 2008.