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November 2019

Workshop on Coastal Climate and Earth Observation Services for Small Island States

November 13, 2019 - November 15, 2019
Memotial ACTe Museum, Darboussier
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
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As a part of the ERA4CS funded INNOVA Project, the workshop will be held on 13-15 November 2019 in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, French West-Indies at the Memorial ACTe Museum.    The primary objectives of this workshop are: Have the climate and observation service developers focusing on the unique challenges faced by the small islands. Co-identify the gaps and needs for coastal climate and observation services for small island states. Co-develop strategies in response to the needs of coastal climate and observation services…

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December 2019

Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next Workshop

December 16, 2019 - December 18, 2019

After the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Workshop on "Technologies for Observing and Monitoring Plastics in the Oceans" held on Nov. 26-27, 2018, in Brest, France, the next workshop will focus on observations and science of marine debris with the goal to make progress toward quantifying indicators in support of decision making. This workshop will take place on Dec. 16-18, 2019 again in Brest and the theme for this year will be dedicated to “Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?” The objective for…

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January 2020


January 28, 2020
Clarion Hotel the Edge, Kaigata 6, 9008
Tromsø, Norway
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The Copernicus Marine Service side event entitled “The Copernicus marine service: extracting value from satellite Earth Observation data” will take place at Clarion Hotel The Edge and Quality Hotel Saga (2 minutes walk from the main venue) on Tuesday 28 January 2020, from 17.00 to 19.00. It is co-organized by the Nansen Center (Bergen, Norway) together with Met Norway (Oslo, Norway), Mercator Ocean International (Toulouse, France), Havforskningsinstituttet (Bergen, Norway) and the Norsk Polar Institutt (Tromsø, Norway). The side event will first introduce the Copernicus Marine Service portfolio which holds the largest source of multidisciplinary environmental data…

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February 2020

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

February 16, 2020 - February 21, 2020
San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community.  As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, it is increasingly important to gather as a scientific community to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet.  The Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 is co-sponsored by AGU, the Association for the…

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Ocean Obs RCN Annual Meeting

February 16, 2020
San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The Ocean Obs Research Coordination Network (RCN) will host an OceanObs’19 Conference follow-up meeting on February 16, 2020, in San Diego, CA, immediately preceding the AGU/TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting (https://www2.agu.org/ocean-sciences-meeting/).    The Ocean Obs RCN annual meeting on 16 February 2020 will be dedicated to the synthesis of threads and recommendations emerging from the OceanObs’19 Conference. Of particular interest will be focusing the community on identifying priorities and implementation of initiatives emerging from OceanObs’19. The meeting will advance links between observation networks…

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May 2020

The 52nd International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

May 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020

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…

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June 2020

2020 UN Ocean Conference

June 2, 2020 - June 6, 2020

Per the UN Ocean Conference Website:  "The General Assembly through resolution 73/292 decided to convene the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions". Resolution 73/292 establish that the Conference shall: (a) Build on existing successful partnerships and…

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GEO Virtual Symposium

June 15, 2020 @ 7:00 am - June 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am

    Join Group on Earth Observations for for a series of interactive webinars and virtual discussions for the Earth observations community at the first virtual GEO Symposium!  You can find GEO Blue Planet at the following sessions: Co-Designing Capacity Development Integrating Water and Coastal Datasets Resource Mobilization and Sustainable Funding Check out the schedule below and the event website for more information.  

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October 2020

Our Coastal Futures Conference

October 19, 2020 - October 22, 2020
Southern Cross University, Military Rd, East Lismore NSW 2480 Queensland Australia + Google Map

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…

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November 2021

One Integrated Marine Debris Observing System for a Clean Ocean

November 17, 2021 - November 19, 2021
Online Event
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An Official Satellite Activity of UN Ocean Decade “a Clean Ocean” Laboratory This event is organised by a consortium of 14 international ocean experts and is hosted by GEO Blue Planet and Mercator Ocean International as an official satellite activity of the 3rd UN Ocean Decade Laboratory “a Clean Ocean”. We will discuss the current state of the marine debris system, our knowledge about it and ways forward for implementing the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System (IMDOS). We aim to…

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