To tackle the growing problem of Sargassum, GEO Blue Planet’s Sargassum Information Hub is bringing Sargassum-impacted communities together to share data, research, and knowledge, and ultimately find workable solutions to the challenges posed by the proliferation of Sargassum mats.
The MarCOSIO Consortium, part of Phase II of the GMES & Africa programme, leverages satellite data to provide decision support tools for marine and coastal management. One key service focuses on detecting and monitoring algal blooms, enabling aquaculturalists to make informed decisions about the running of their operations.
At the UNESCO Integrated Ocean Carbon Research workshop in Brussels, international experts, researchers, and EU Commission policymakers gathered to drive an integrated approach to ocean carbon research that supports effective climate policies for a more sustainable future.
The G7 Ministers of Climate, Energy and the Environment met in April 2023 in Sapporo. The meeting gathered Ministers from the Group of 7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union) as well as guest organisations and countries.
The European Marine Board held a two-day workshop in mid-March 2023 to discuss future climate scenarios in 2035 and future capacity and capabilities of the European Ocean Observing and Forecasting System to meet information and data needs.
MARCO-BOLO project launched to better understand marine biodiversity decline and restore ocean health
Discover MARCO-BOLO, a project funded by the European Union, working to structure and strengthen European coastal and marine biodiversity observation capabilities, linking them to global efforts to understand biodiversity decline and restore ocean health.
Ocean Innovation Africa is a platform that showcases African initiatives and brings together international entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, businesses and leaders that are working towards creating a positive impact on our oceans.
February 2023 saw the kick-off of a new European funded project called OceanICU - Improving Carbon Understanding. OceanICU will address limitations in our ability to measure and model the ocean carbon sink, with a focus on estimating the significance of the biological pump and human activities including fishing, energy and mineral extraction.
Making up 25% of the international Argo float network, Euro-Argo continues to cultivate the power of science institutes across Europe to grow and upgrade the Argo floats array, a game-changing ocean observation infrastructure transforming ocean research and deepening our understanding of the ocean and marine environments.
Over the past decades, Europe has developed an impressive capability for aquatic environmental observation, data-handling and sharing, modelling and forecasting, second to none in the world. This builds upon national environmental observation and monitoring networks and programs, complemented [...]