Events overview

Title (Name of event - max 250 characters)Oceans and Society: the Blue Planet
Start dateMonday 19 Nov 2012
End dateWednesday 21 Nov 2012
Location - (max 50 characters)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.