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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The EuroGEO workshop 2022 will take place in Athens – Greece from 7 to 9 December 2022, organised by the European Commission, the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation of the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Investments, and the Greek GEO Office operating within the National Observatory of Athens.

This edition will focus on EO-based solutions to support the European Green Deal, while bringing the European community actively contributing to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

The sessions on Wednesday morning 7 December, will be open for EuroGEO Action Groups or other side/preparatory meetings. Furthermore, on Thursday 8 December there will be a poster session where you can present your EO-based applications, services or tools. Please indicate your interest to participate in the registration form.

Ocean Observation related sessions

The role of ocean observations for Digital Twins of the Ocean

8 Dec | 14:15 – 15:45

Co-chairs: Zoi Konstantinou (European Commission/DG/MARE) & Gaëlle Le Bouler (Project Adviser/European Commission/REA)

The session serves to better understand the vision for the European Digital Twin Ocean (EU DTO) and where the European stands regarding the supporting projects and initiatives. Furthermore, the session will explore the contribution of ocean observations to the DTO and the further needs created in this framework. Presentations will cover European funded projects – EDITO infrastructure and model lab, ILIAD, EuroSea H2020 as well as include speakers from EuroGOOS and EOOS.  This will be followed by a panel discussion.

EU polar observation – challenges ahead in terms of technology and governance

8 Dec | 11:15 – 12:45

Co-chairs: Nicole Biebow (AWI) & Renuka Badhe (European Polar Board) 

This session will present current state of the art for EU polar observation in terms of technology improvement, integration of observing systems, data availability and sharing, coordination and governance. Part of the objectives include to discuss the planned outcomes of recently started European funded Research and Development projects (under funding framework Horizon 2020) in this area, shape collaborations, and understand recent evolutions at the European Commission Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS) and the European Space Agency (ESA).