Oceans and Society: the Blue Planet
Monday 19 Nov 2012
Wednesday 21 Nov 2012
Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil
A kick-off symposium for the new GEO marine Task SB-01 "Oceans and society: the Blue Planet" will be held in Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil, from November 19 to 21, 2012. The symposium takes place just prior to the GEO-IX Plenary, to be held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (November 22 and 23, 2012).
The Blue Planet Task is a comprehensive initiative with four main components:
Global Ocean Information Coordination and Access;
Operational Systems for Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems;
A Global Operational Ocean Forecasting Network;
Applications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management.
Further information can be found here.