Hosted by the GEO Blue Planet EU coordination, supported EU4OceanObs, in collaboration with other partners, the side event presented and discussed the challenges, solutions, and opportunities behind the spread of Sargassum across the Tropical Atlantic. For more information, click here.
The event served to catalyse linkages, actions and coordination of stakeholders and scientists addressing the challenges of marine litter in countries across the Atlantic Ocean. Hosted by Dr Audrey Hasson, the GEO Blue Planet EU coordinator, supported by EU4OceanObs, this was an official side event at the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference, which took place from 2 – 4 June 2021. For more information, click here.
The 9th EuroGOOS International Conference “Advances in Operational Oceanography” took place in May 2021, focusing on expanding Europe’s ocean observing and forecasting capacity. Fabienne Jacq from the European Commission highlights EU priorities and initiatives in this domain, including EU4OceanObs. For more information, click here.
EU4OceanObs G7 FSOI action coordinator; Maria Hood, presents G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative (G7 FSOI) and linkages with EU priorities at the 9th EuroGOOS International Conference 3 – 5 May 2021 during the session on “Connecting the Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems Globally”.
Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General European Commission Research and Innovation and European Co-Chair of GEO: GEO Week 2020 Video Statement from the European Commission, including the announcement the EU4OceanObs, the EC’s Foreign Policy Instrument Action in support of ocean observations, implemented by Mercator Ocean International.
During his statement, Pierre Bahurel, the Director General of Mercator Ocean International (MOi) made the case for the growing importance of the ocean in the new global economy and for Earth observation as its greatest asset. MOi was named a GEO participating organisation in 2019, and with the launch of EU4OceanObs in November 2020, MOi hosts the GEO Blue Planet European Office.
Video featuring authors presenting their article on, “Ocean science, data, and services for the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” published in the Journal of Marine Policy in November 2020. It discusses how scientific knowledge and ocean information, contributing to UN SDG 14 for Ocean and Life below Water, can help achieve all the UN SDGs.
The EU4OceanObs Action is funded through the Partnership Instrument managed by the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments. EU4OceanObs is implemented by Mercator Ocean International, a non-profit company created in 2010, providing ocean science-based services of general interest focused on the conservation and the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
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