GEO Blue Planet 5th Symposium – Calls for Trainers & Sponsors

22 June 2022

The 5th GEO Blue Planet Symposium will take place from 24 to 28 October 2022 in Accra, Ghana. This face-to-face symposium is co-organised by the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat (Mercator Ocean International, NOAA and the University of Maryland) and the AIR Centre, and hosted by the University of Ghana and University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana.    

This year’s symposium, themed Local Action in Support of Global Traction, is 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.

Call for trainers

The ocean and coastal observations tutorials will be geared towards introducing remote sensing and in situ observing of the ocean and coasts. These sessions may feature a review of the basic principles of Ocean Observations (e.g., Introduction to Satellite & In-situ observations, modelling 101, Oceanography 101 etc.), common tools and strategies for analysing and integrating large data sets, and exploring the availability and capacity of high-level data products (e.g., the NOAA STAR Ocean Colour Viewer, Copernicus MyOcean visualisation tools, WEkEO) for academic and decision-making purposes.   

Call for sponsors

Sponsor support will ensure that the costs of the symposium remain accessible for participants, and will improve the quality of the symposium experience for all attendees. Moreover, as a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to showcase your organisation, highly contribute to the success of this edition and gain visibility in African research communities.

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