The list below consists of mainly external events, relevant for EU4OceanObs and involving the participation of the EU action coordinators of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative and/or G7 Future of the Seas & Oceans Initiative.

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Accra, Ghana (in-person and online)

Hosted by the University of Energy and Natural Resources on behalf of the Government of Ghana, Co-sponsored by the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) and supported by the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology ( ISNET)

This conference is dedicated to improving water management through the use of innovative space technology, the 5th edition of a series of related conferences. Focusing on a key objective of the Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028: the international community shall “energise implementation of existing programmes and projects”, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2015-2030 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Space technology for marine and coastal resources management

GEO’s Blue Planet Initiative works to bridge the gap between ocean observations and services to deliver usable information that supports informed decision-making for sustainable development. As part of its core missions, GEO Blue Planet works to enhance cooperation, bringing together multidisciplinary approaches from diverse stakeholder communities on various thematic areas including marine resource managment and marine and coastal hazards. The European coordination of GEO Blue Planet, hosted by Mercator Ocean International and supported by the EU4OceanObs project, will participate in this event to learn about recent advances in earth observational techniques and technologies, foster knowledge exchange between actors in the space sector and water resource sector as well as the establish partnerships, specifically regarding open ocean and coastal waters.

For more information on the conference, click here.