On 16 April, the Atlantic International Research (AIR) Centre’s Networking Friday event featured the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. During the session, Audrey Hasson, the GEO Blue Planet EU coordinator hosted by EU4OceanObs, and Emily Smail, the GEO Blue Planet Executive Director, introduced the GEO Blue Planet initiative. They showcased on-going success stories from 4 different thematic Working Groups, highlighting how GEO Blue Planet identifies data and information gaps, provides network and coordination support and supports best practices covering a wide range of topics such as eutrophication, sargassum, marine litter and oil spill.
Watch a replay of the Networking Friday GEO Blue Planet session below:
The AIR Centre’s Networking Fridays are a series of webinars that take place every Friday, at 1pm UTC. During these sessions, researchers, technology innovators, representatives of multilateral organisations, government officials, and social entrepreneurs present and discuss their current work and, most importantly, explore ways of future collaboration on activities around the Atlantic region. Videos of past sessions are available on the AIR Centre’s Youtube Channel.
The AIR Centre and GEO Blue Planet
The AIR Centre is an international collaborative framework to address global challenges and local priorities in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a contributing organisation in the GEO Blue Planet Initiative, and collaborated with GEO Blue Planet to develop the Sargassum Information Hub – a central portal providing information and tools to monitor and manage Sargussum blooms in the Atlantic Ocean and its coastal area.
The EU4OceanObs Action is funded through the Partnership Instrument managed by the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments. EU4OceanObs is implemented by Mercator Ocean International, a non-profit company created in 2010, providing ocean science-based services of general interest focused on the conservation and the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
The EU4OceanObs website was created and is maintained by Mercator Ocean International with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Mercator Ocean International and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.