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 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.
This 2nd Ocean Decade Laboratory "A predicted ocean" served to address the need for more closely integrated observations and modelling, relevant collaborations around the world and connections to stakeholders and user communities.
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.
On 3 June 2021, the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative EU Coordination Centre, the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AANChOR), H2020 projects Blue-Cloud, iAtlantic and AtlantECO joined forces to host a workshop on ocean data sharing across the Atlantic.
EU4OceanObs is a proud sponsor of the ECO Magazine's special edition on the UN Ocean Decade, which highlights on-going initiatives, innovative solutions, and debates all over the world contributing to the Ocean Decade's societal outcomes.