The GEO Blue Planet Secretariat provides scientific and logistical support for GEO Blue Planet activities. The Secretariat also provides coordination support for activities and developing partnerships. The GEO Blue Planet Secretariat is divided between the U.S. and EU Offices. The U.S. Office is hosted by the NOAA and the University of Maryland. The EU Office is hosted by Mercator Ocean International as part of the European Commission's Foreign Policy Instrument Action on International Ocean Governance: EU component to global ocean observations (EU4OceanObs). 


Secretariat Staff

Emily Smail | Executive Director, Head of U.S. office

Audrey Hasson | Head of European office