#CMEMSforCoastal – submit your use case

Copernicus Marine Service recently launched a campaign to highlight projects and companies that are using Copernicus Marine products and services in the Coastal Monitoring sector with the hashtag :
#CMEMSforCoastal

If you are in this case, you can submit a use case for your project/application/service.

Still wondering "Why should I submit a use case?"

By clicking to the image below, you will be redirected to the Copernicus Marine Service "submit your use case" webpage.

 

 

If you have developed an application using Copernicus Marine Service products that you would like to share with us, please click to the Submit Button below to send an email request to our marketing officer. He will interact with you and edit a first draft for your validation. A final version being validated by both parts will be published.

 

 

To fit more precisely with your needs, we also have created a web page dedicated to the Coastal Monitoring sector.

 

Linking Data to Actions on Marine Debris for the Ocean Decade Workshop

The 3rd Workshop on “Linking Data to Actions on Marine Debris for the Ocean Decade” will take place on May 29-30, 2020 in Cascais, Portugal. This third Workshop builds on the previous two workshops (November 2018 – workshop on “Technologies for Observing and Monitoring Plastics in the Oceans” and December 2019 – workshop on “Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?”), both in Brest, France.

The workshop will summarize the outcomes of the case study on “Reducing Plastics in the Ocean within a Growing Global Economy: Understanding the Information Needs to Support Interventions” initiated at the 2019 workshop.

The goal will be to have a comprehensive overview of the information needed to inform action on marine debris, both in terms of reducing the flows of debris into the ocean, monitoring the amount and trajectory of debris in the ocean, and assessing the impacts of the debris on the marine biosphere and feedbacks into the humansphere.

The status of implementation of the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System (IMDOS) will be reviewed and developments of means to link information to action will be discussed.
For more information and program, see https://www.gstss.org/2020_Lisbon.

There will be no registration fee for the workshop, but for logistic reasons we require registration for your in person or remote participation at https://www.gstss.org/2020_Lisbon/workspace. Note that this workspace provides a collaborative platform used in preparation of the workshop and during the workshop.

We are looking forward to work with you on addressing the mounting challenge of Marine Debris.
Best regards,
The program committee:
René Garello (IEEE OES/IMT Atlantique; Co-Chair)
Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE OES/ODU; Co-Chair)
Jillian Campbell (UNEP)
Emily Smail (GEO Blue Planet)
Jose Moutinho (Air Centre)

 

This workshop is sponsored by:

                                

GEO Aquawatch Save the Date!

Mark you calendars to join  the GEO AquaWatch Meeting to be held at Deltares in Delft, Netherlands September 16-18, 2020!  More details will be available within the next 30 days.

Water-associated diseases Working Group Journal Article

Members of the GEO Blue Planet Water-associated diseases working group along with partners from Plymouth Marine Laboratory, National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) and Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) have published a new journal article in Remote Sensing titled “Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Color Remote Sensing

 

Abstract

The World Health Organization has estimated the burden of the on-going pandemic of cholera at 1.3 to 4 million cases per year worldwide in 2016, and a doubling of case-fatality-rate to 1.8% in 2016 from 0.8% in 2015. The disease cholera is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae that can be found in environmental reservoirs, living either in free planktonic form or in association with host organisms, non-living particulate matter or in the sediment, and participating in various biogeochemical cycles. An increasing number of epidemiological studies are using land- and water-based remote-sensing observations for monitoring, surveillance, or risk mapping of Vibrio pathogens and cholera outbreaks. Although the Vibrio pathogens cannot be sensed directly by satellite sensors, remotely-sensed data can be used to infer their presence. Here, we review the use of ocean-color remote-sensing data, in conjunction with information on the ecology of the pathogen, to map its distribution and forecast risk of disease occurrence. Finally, we assess how satellite-based information on cholera may help support the Sustainable Development Goals and targets on Health (Goal 3), Water Quality (Goal 6), Climate (Goal 13), and Life Below Water (Goal 14).

 

The 52nd International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

The 52nd International Liège colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

Towards an understanding and assessment of human impact on coastal marine environments

Liège, Belgium 25th – 29th May 2020

Web site: http://labos.ulg.ac.be/gher/home/colloquium/

The coastal ocean is under increasing multiple (climate and not-climate) pressures that affect its functioning and health, and compromise the provision of services to the society. The set-up of a scientifically underpinned ecosystem-based management scheme for the coastal ocean requires a thorough understanding of human impacts on the physics, biogeochemistry and biodiversity at large scale. Such a management scheme should be firmly embedded in the science-management-policy interface, taking account of selecting useful and communicable indicators for the ecosystem health, targeting ecosystem services and making use of novel analytical tools acknowledging the complexity of Drivers-Pressures-Stressors-Impacts-Responses (DPSIR) interactions.

The 52nd international Liège colloquium will gather an interdisciplinary community of scientists to overview the progress in our capabilities to understand, monitor and forecast the impact of human activities on coastal marine environments to guarantee a productive and healthy system as requested by the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14.

Deadline for Abstract submission: January 17th 2020.

Opening KEYNOTE Speaker: Karline Soetaert (NIOZ, NE).

Regular sessions will be held on the following themes:

  1. Assessing the impact of sedimentary changes on the coastal ocean physics, biodiversity and biogeochemistry.  KEYNOTE Speaker:Martin Solan (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
    2. Assessing the impact of hard substrate introduction on the coastal ocean physics, biodiversity and biogeochemistry.  KEYNOTE Speaker: Jennifer Dannheim (AWI and HIFMB, Germany)
    3.  Assessing the impact of land-based pressures on the coastal environment, river-estuary-coastal ocean coupling.  KEYNOTE Speaker: Marjorie A.M. Friedrichs (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA)
    4. Multiple stressors, multi-use, cumulative effect assessment, including climate change. KEYNOTE Speaker: Philip Boyd (University of Tasmania, Australia)
    5. Ecosystem services. KEYNOTE Speaker: Tara Hooper (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom)
    6. Indicators definition for ocean health assessment in connection with SDG30 and GES assessment. KEYNOTE Speaker: Ángel Borja (AZTI, Spain)
    7. Science base for marine spatial planning. KEYNOTE Speaker: Vanessa Stelzenmüller (Thünen Institute, Germany)

SIDE EVENT: A special event gathering scientists, stakeholders and industries is foreseen on Tuesday May 26th afternoon for reviewing current knowledge and gaps on offshore wind farms impacts on biodiversity and biogeochemistry. The special event will set the scene for a follow-up discussion during a networking reception directly following the presentation.

Further details (scientific committee, submission, registration, deadlines, venue…) are available on the web site (http://labos.ulg.ac.be/gher/home/colloquium/).

Ireland-SIDS Fellows Programme Applications are Now Open

Ireland’s Strategy for Partnership with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) makes the commitment to establish an annual number of awards to SIDS professionals for postgraduate study in Irish higher education institutions in courses relevant to addressing climate change and its associated challenges.

Ireland is offering three new Fellowships to Small Island Developing States in each of the Pacific and Caribbean regions, for Masters level studies in Ireland in the academic year 2020/2021

Applications close January 31, 2020. Apply here!

Countries include:

Caribbean Region: Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname.

Pacific Region: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

In addition, applications will open for the following African SIDS in Spring 2020: Cabo Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mauritius, Sao Tomé and Príncipe.

The aims of the Programme are to nurture future SIDS leaders, women and men; to develop in-country capacity to address climate change and its associated challenges; and to build positive relationships between Ireland and SIDS. On return home, graduates are expected to bring their acquired skills to contribute to capacity building in their home countries.  It is also envisaged that they will contribute to building enduring positive personal and professional relationships with Ireland, promoting institutional linkages.

The Programme enables early to mid-career professional women and men, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building. It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded one-year Masters level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland. The award covers course fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. Eligible Masters level courses in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the course, will run for between 10 and 16 months. The Programme promotes equal opportunity and welcomes diversity.

 

Learn more about Ireland’s Fellowship Programme here

New logo for GEO Blue Planet!

GEO Blue Planet worked with the GEO Secretariat to make a new logo for our organization. We’re excited to unveil it here! For an image file to replace and prior logos, please see in our basecamp folder.

Plastics Data Challenge Applications Open!

The Plastics Data Challenge is a global innovation challenge that will source, support, and scale innovative solutions that address the leakage of plastic waste into the environment.

The challenge invites all innovators worldwide (including academic institutions, startups, companies, and data scientists) to submit their innovative data solutions that advance plastic waste management and the circular economy in South and Southeast Asia. Participants have the chance to win up to $10,000 USD, a trip to Singapore for a one-week Innovation Summit, technical support and the opportunity to pilot their innovation in the region! Applications close 13 March 2020.

 

Learn More and Apply Here

 

Save the Date for “Our Coastal Futures” Conference 2020

We are very excited to invite you to save the date for Our Coastal Futures – the next Future Earth Coasts Open Science Conference, which will take place 19-22 October 2020 (with provisions for workshops until October 24) at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia.

The conference is organised around interdisciplinary themes and seeks contributions from sciences, arts and humanities, policy and governance and has a strong emphasis on the contribution of Indigenous Knowledge.

Our Coastal Futures will be a transdisciplinary, multi-format international conference to share and generate knowledge and enable effective action.


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Call for contributions is now open. We are seeking expressions of interest from diverse fields, geographies and people for the following presentation formats:

  • Workshops
  • Panels
  • Virtual Engagement
  • Artistic Expressions
  • Youth Event
  • Yarning (Talking) Circle
  • Other Contributions

Please visit the website for further information on the formats and the submission form.  Contributions close on the 6th January 2020. 

Abstract submissions for oral presentations and posters will open on the 3rd February 2020.  Further information will be released at the time of opening

 

This event is hosted by Future Earth Coasts, Future Earth Australia, Australian Academy of Sciences and Southern Cross University and supported by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.