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.
UN Ocean Conference 2022
27 Jun 2022 - 1 Jul 2022
Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for the Implementation of Goal 14: Stocktaking, Partnerships and Solutions
The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilise, create and drive solutions to realise the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.
On Thursday, 30 June at 10 am is the event “Increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology”. Click here for more information.
To fill many of the critical knowledge gaps mentioned above, a value chain approach to ocean science is required starting with observations, data collection and management and continuing through to modelling and prediction activities which include demand-driven applications and services for delivery of knowledge.
To go to the UN Ocean Conference 2022 website, click here.
Side events on enhancing the collection, sharing and use of global ocean observation for societal benefit
All times are in local Lisbon time (GMT+1)
- 27 June, 18:45-20h30 – Digital Ocean systems to support and strengthen the implementation of sustainable development goals, co-organised by Mercator Ocean International, the European Commission, UNEP, and IOC-UNESCO.
- 28 June, 15:05-15:50 – Marine life observations: Integrating biology and ecology observations to enable indicators for conservation, restoration, and sustainable development of marine and coastal ecosystems, coorganised by CIIMAR, AIR Centre, JAMSTEC, GOOS, NOAA, among other partners.
- 29 June, 8:30-10:00 – Integrating Marine Litter Monitoring for Informed Action, co-organised by the GEO Blue Planet EU Coordination/ EU4OceanObs, together with the AIR Centre, European funded project – EuroSea and other partners.
- 29 June, 18:00-21:00 – Interoperable, transparent, and accessible marine data for the UN 2030 Agenda, the UN Decade of Ocean Science, and for the benefit of all, co-organised by EMODnet, Fugro, IOC-UNESCO, Mercator Ocean International
- 1 July, 16:00 – 17:15 – Ocean and Coastal Observation and Monitoring at scale: Co-Designing the value chain from data to impact through a partnership approach, co-organised by the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative EU coordination (supported by EU4OceanObs), IOC-UNESCO, GOOS, Mercator Ocean International (UN Ocean Conference official accreditation required).
For the full list of side events, click here.