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The EU4OceanObs action aims to strengthen international ocean governance & partnerships on ocean observations by raising global awareness of all EU-supported policies, initiatives and best practices on the use and collection of ocean observations. The action will supported the increased deployment of in-situ observations to complement satellite observations, and the development of marine and maritime applications to help achieve the objectives of the UN SDGs, the UN Ocean Decade & the EU Green Deal.

The G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative unites marine scientists and representatives from government ministries across the G7 and the EU to enhance ocean observations required for the health of our seas and oceans and for the development of a sustainable Blue Economy. The European Office of the Coordination Centre works with G7 members to advance European global observing capacity and leadership.

The Global Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet component, works to ensure the sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. The GEO Blue Planet European Office aims to improve uptake and visibility of relevant European actions within GEO.

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Call to develop Earth Observation value chain case studies

From satellite and in situ observation, to monitoring and forecasting services, to data access and cloud services, to marine and coastal derived applications and services, the case studies will highlight the European Union’s contribution along the value chain. Apply to develop one or several case studies for the following 4 topics: Marine Litter, Eutrophication, Fisheries Management and Arctic Sea Ice.

Earth observations to address Sargassum inundations and spread

Large influxes of Sargassum on beaches and in coastal areas in the tropical Atlantic Ocean are increasingly harming marine ecosystems, disrupting coastal activities and impacting local communities. The EU4OceanObs case study presents how the Earth observation value chain can help understand the Sargassum basin-wide spread, its impacts and inform mitigation and adaptation strategies.

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