2nd Blue Planet Symposium

Event date: 27 May 2015 - 29 May 2015

Blue Planet SymposiumVenue: Hilton Cairns Hotel
City: Cairns
Country: Australia
Register: 2nd Blue Planet Symposium

Website: Following the success of the inaugural Blue Planet Symposium held in Ilhabela, Brazil in 2012, we are pleased to inform you the 2nd Symposium will be held in Cairns, Australia, May 27-29 2015. The 2nd Symposium seeks to bring ocean observations to users by connecting leaders and representatives of various international organisations and networks, research scientists and postdoctoral and graduate students to:

  • Learn about the various relevant on-going activities
  • Coordinate better the ocean-related tasks within Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
  • Speak with a collective voice to GEO member nations and participating organisations
  • Raise awareness of societal benefits of ocean observations to the broader community, targeting in particular policy makers and funding agencies
  • Seek new avenues for enhancing implementation of ocean observation systems
  • and Promote capacity building globally, especially in developing countries.

Of particular emphasis during the symposium will be:

  • Observations in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Linking observations to societal benefit areas, particularly in coastal environments and Small Island Developing States
  • Showcasing operational oceanography
  • Enhancing user engagement
  • Satellite observations in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Links to freshwater aquatic systems
  • Blue Economy