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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Towards an integrated and convergent EuroGEO

EuroGEO brings together and coordinates activities in Europe that contribute to the initiatives of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). GEO is at a crossroad with defining its post-25 strategy (currently under public consultation) which is planned to be adopted in November 2023 at the GEO ministerial summit in Cape Town, South Africa. The new strategy moves from “Earth observation” to “Earth Intelligence” and shifts the focus from services to equity to bridge the global information gaps.

This year’s EuroGEO workshop provides the opportunity to position European activities in the light of the new GEO strategy and supports the coordination and interlinking of actions at national and European level and across sectors and domains to create relevant and impactful contributions to GEO.

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On 3 October, the GEO Blue Planet EU Office, supported by EU4OceanObs, will host a thematic session on understanding the need for sustained coastal services, from the Copernicus Marine Service to national and private service providers in Europe and globally:

Session 3 October | 9-10:30 : Sustainability of Coastal Services

Scope and Objectives:

The session aims at understanding the need for sustained Coastal Services from the Copernicus Marine Service to national and private service providers in Europe and globally.

  1. Give an overview of some key European service providers,
  2. Discuss their contribution at the local, national and regional levels,
  3. Provide guidance for the programme of an upcoming workshop on coastal services in Africa

Presentations – session layout:

Copernicus Marine Service and the Copernicus Coastal HubAndrea Taramelli (ISPRA –Copernicus User Forum, Italy)

Detecting and forecasting SargassumMarion Sutton (CLS, France)

NextOcean: Next Generation Fishing and Aquaculture ServicesPedro Ribeiro (DEIMOS, Portugal)

Providing early warning system for pollutionGhada El Serafy (Deltares, The Netherlands)

Roundtable discussionModerator: Audrey Hasson (Mercator Ocean International / GEO Blue Planet/ EU4OceanObs)