GEO Blue Planet Symposium

04/07/2018 - 06/07/2018

The 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of ocean and coastal information needs for sustainable development, Blue Growth and societal awareness. The symposium will bring together producers of ocean and coastal information and current and potential users of ocean and coastal information, who will share their experience with the audience.

The goal of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative is to ensure the sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. We do this by promoting collection of continuous ocean and coastal observations, processing of data into information and linking this information with societal needs. The societal needs feed back into ocean and coastal observation requirements and enhancement or modification of the ocean and coastal observation strategy. This requires close working relationships between scientists who collect
ocean and coastal observations, those that take these observations and extract information as well as forecast future conditions, and those that use the information and forecasts in the management of our living planet. Representatives from these groups are invited to
participate in the 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium.

EuroGOOS will be represented through many speakers and participants part of its networks; while Glenn Nolan will give a plenary address. The EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis Award ceremony will also take place in plenary.

Further information is available on the event’s website

Convention Centre Pierre Baudis

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