Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean
January 17 2018 - January 19 2018
Blue Planet is collaborating with a diverse group of international partners on a workshop in Saint Vincent that will bring together stakeholders representing the governments of Small Island States (SIS), Earth observation providers, scientists, and private businesses with the goal to link on-going efforts to implement and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Caribbean SIS to required ocean observations and engage in the co-creation of the knowledge needed by these governments.
The overarching goal is to fully map the requirements for ocean observations serving the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs. Working with the governments in the SIS and participating in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda is a novel avenue to better understand what ocean observations are required and what products are available to inform their decisions. In a co-usage effort with the SIS government, these requirements will be used to match existing data sets and services to the requirements and engage in a co-creation process for the knowledge needed for the implementation and the monitoring of progress towards SDG Targets.
The workshop is part of a project that aims to engage with governments to identify knowledge needs and ocean observation requirements related to SDG implementation and monitoring, match these needs and requirements to existing products, identify gaps, and inform relevant GEO components about the findings.