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Earth observations to address Sargassum inundations and spread

Large influxes of Sargassum on beaches and in coastal areas in the tropical Atlantic Ocean are increasingly harming marine ecosystems, disrupting coastal activities and impacting local communities. The EU4OceanObs case study presents how the Earth observation value chain can help understand the Sargassum basin-wide spread, its impacts and inform mitigation and adaptation strategies.

2022-12-12T08:34:40+00:0012 December 2022|Tags: , , |

Highlights from GEO Blue Planet’s 5th Symposium

Themed Local Action in Support of Global Traction, the 5th Symposium was specifically geared towards improving GEO Blue Planet’s engagement with African nations in an effort to expand the Earth observation community of practice, strengthen local capacity and provide access to resources, tools and services related to the use of ocean and coastal observations for societal benefit.

2022-12-13T10:24:33+00:007 December 2022|Tags: , , , |

Strengthening EU-Canada collaboration on ocean observation and protection

The first Ocean Partnership Forum between Canada and the European Union was from 3 to 4 October 2022. Bringing together high-level representatives and managers of ocean observing and data organisations, the meeting served to strengthen cooperation on areas of mutual interest and benefit on the theme of ocean observation and data sharing.

2022-12-09T12:27:26+00:006 October 2022|Tags: , |

Ocean topics at GEO Week 2021

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.

2022-12-09T12:27:28+00:002 December 2021|Tags: , |

One Integrated Marine Debris Observing System for a clean and healthy ocean

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.

2022-12-09T12:27:28+00:0026 November 2021|Tags: , , |

GEO Symposium 2021

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) held its annual symposium online from 21 to 24 June 2021, with the aim to strengthen partnerships across the GEO Work Programme of Activities. Three sessions focused on ocean observations, two of which were organised by GEO’s Blue Planet Initiative.

2022-12-09T12:27:31+00:0025 June 2021|Tags: , , |
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