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.
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 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.
Bringing together the European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS), the EuroGEO workshop 2021 focused on Earth Observation-based solutions to support the European Green Deal and shape the future development of Europe’s contribution to GEO.
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.
Bringing together data providers, users and stakeholders from Europe and beyond, the conference served to showcase a EMODnet data and products resulting from a decade of progress across the EMODnet network. The EU4OceanObs action coordinators took part in EMODnet global dialogues panel.
The GEO Blue Planet EU coordinator co-hosted two side events during the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference. he side events brought experts and stakeholders together to discuss challenges and opportunities for addressing Sargassum and marine debris across the Atlantic Ocean.
On 16 April, the AIR Centre’s Networking Friday event featured the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. During the session, the GEO Blue Planet Executive Director and EU coordinator (hosted by EU4OceanObs) introduced the initiative and showcased 4 of its thematic working groups.