June 3rd GEO Blue Planet Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

Monday, June 3 | 12:30-2:00 pm 

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There are a range of new technologies that are helping revolutionize the way our natural resources are managed.  We live on a blue planet, and Earth’s waters benefit many sectors of society. The future of our blue planet is increasingly reliant on the services delivered by marine, coastal and inland waters and on the advancement of effective, evidence-based decisions on sustainable development. “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” is an initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that aims to ensure the sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. The initiative works to advance and exploit synergies among the many observational programmes devoted to ocean and coastal waters; to improve engagement with a variety of stakeholders for enhancing the timeliness, quality and range of information delivered; and to raise awareness of the societal benefits of ocean observations at the public and policy levels. This presentation will provide an overview of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative including current and planned activities including the development of information services for small island states and data discovery, access and utilization in support of SDG target 14.1.1 – index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris.

Come and learn more from an expert about how modern satellite remote sensing is providing new perspectives and decision support to manage our Blue Planet.  Explore how we can collaborate with this initiative in our growing cross-sectoral work on the Blue Economy!  See disruptive tech in action!


Nagaraja Rao Harshadeep, Global Lead (Disruptive Technology)

Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice



Eileen Burke, Global Lead (Water Resources Management)

Water Global Practice


Delphine Arri, Senior Environmental Engineer, The World Bank

Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice



Emily Smail, Executive Director, GEO Blue Planet

NOAA-University of Maryland Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites