An official UN Ocean Conference 2022 side event, the event focused on marine litter observation, remote sensing and modelling as key pillars for supporting the establishment of realistic plastic litter reduction targets and developing policies to reach these targets.
Europe is building a digital twin of the ocean - a dynamic interactive replica of the ocean that will provide tailored ocean knowledge for better decision making to restore marine and coastal habitats, support a sustainable blue economy, and mitigate and adapt to climate change
The GMES&Africa phase 2 kick-off ceremony took place in mid-March, awarding 8 consortia with grants to further develop EO-based services and applications tailored to African needs at continental, regional and local levels.
Beyond serving needs for basic research, science advances and real-time observations from Biogeochemical Argo will also inform a diverse range of stakeholders and facilitate solutions for sustainable ocean management.
Sustained and comprehensive in situ observations combined with satellite observations and predictive models are critical for generating knowledge required for the protection of the ocean and the sustainable use of its resources. EOOS provides a stakeholder-driven, coordinating [...]
Published in November 2021, this document provides an overview of the governance and operations procedures of GEO Blue Planet and serves as an addendum to the GEO Blue Planet Implementation Plan.
The EU coordinator of the G7 Future of Seas and Oceans Initiative hosted a one-day workshop with the Scientific Steering Committee of the International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP) to launch the activity "A Global Surface Ocean CO2 Monitoring Strategy".
The annual flagship event of the Group on Earth Observations (#GEOWeek2021) took place virtually from 22 to 26 November 2021. This year's edition is one of the most important with major milestones linked to global policy agendas. Ocean related sessions discussed how GEO's activities can support national efforts to develop ocean-conscious climate action as well as strengthen cooperation to address marine hazards in Africa.
An official satellite activity of the UN Ocean Decade Lab "A clean ocean", the event attracted more than 200 partipants from 46 countries. Experts from different sectors and fields came together to share their knowledge and discuss the growing threat and multidimensional problem of marine debris to marine ecosystems, and ocean and coastal users.
This event will review the role Earth Observations play in monitoring, preparing for, and recovering from, marine hazards and what GEO can do to inform priorities and identify opportunities for future collaboration across GEO activities and regional GEOs working on this thematic.