5th GEO Blue Planet Symposium – Local Action in support of Global Traction
GEO Blue Planet held its 5th Symposium between 24 and 28 October 2022. For the first time, this signature GEO Blue Planet event took place in Africa, in Accra, Ghana.
Themed Local Action in Support of Global Traction, the 5th Symposium was specifically geared towards improving GEO Blue Planet’s engagement with African nations in an effort to expand the EO community of practice, strengthen local capacity and provide access to resources, tools and services.
Co-organised by the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat (Mercator Ocean International, NOAA and the University of Maryland) and the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre), local partners the University of Ghana and University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana, the Symposium was funded by the European Union through the EU4OceanObs project, the Copernicus Marine Service and the Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake.
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