Linking Data to Actions on Marine Debris for the Ocean Decade
Location and Date TBD

Workshop Information

Workshop Announcement
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Background Material
IEEE OES Initiative
Brest 2019 Workshop
Oceans 2019 Town Hall
Brest 2018 Workshop
UN Ocean Conference

Marine debris constitute a global chatastrophic risk. Decision and policy makers are in urgent need of reliable indicators providing sound evidence for risk assessments and planning of actions in support of mitigating the threat.

Announcement: Workshop to be Postponed

Portugal and Kenya are jointly consulting with the UN on the postponement of the 2020 UN Ocean Conference, see the tweet of March 19, 2020. It therefore will be necessary to also postpone the workshop, which was intended to take place prior to the UN Ocean Conference. A new location and date will be determined as soon as the rescheduling of the UN Ocean Conference has been published and the current crisis has been resolved.


To register for this workshop, please sign up for the workspace using the link WORKSPACE. After signing up for this collaborative workspace, you will be able to populate your personal profile and to register for the workshop.

There is no registration fee. The meals (coffee breaks and lunch) will be provided.

Contributions to the workshop

Note that this workshop is for the most parts a participatory workshop and active contribution from all participants is expected. Most of the few presentations will be invited keynotes. There is limited space for additional oral presentations. If you want to propose a presentation, please submit a title and abstract on the workshop contribution page. Then the organizers will decided whether the paper can be included in the program.

Note that all workshop participants will be asked to prepare a very brief personal presentation for the initial Session. See in the Workspace for details.

If you are signed up for the workshop, you can participate in all on-line conversations in the Workspace.


The workshop will take place at the Hotel Baia in Cascais, Portugal. More information on the hotel is available here. Additional information on Cascais can be found on the Wikipedia page.

Travel Logistics

Cascais can be easily reached by plane, train or cars.


Sixteen rooms have been blocked in the conference Hotel Baia. Group room rates are:

  • Superior Room Ocean View - €140 per night and person
  • Superior Room Land View - €130 per night and person

To book a room with these group rates, please, contact Jose Canelas (jose.canelas at and reservas at using the booking code "Workshop Maio". Note that rooms need to be booked by March 15, 2020. Free cancellation is possible until May 25, 2020.

Sixteen rooms have also been blocked at Eurostar Hotel in Cascais. The rates per night for Deluxe rooms are €139 for single use and €149 for double use. These rate are available for bookings for the period from May 27, 2020 to June 3, 2020. Reservations have to be made through this link. You can also make the reservation at the hotel web page using the code WPML20. The links and the code is active until May 11, 2020. Free cancellation is possible until 10 days prior to check in. After that, every cancellation will be fully charged.

Another set of eighteen rooms has been blocked at Hotel Lido in Estoril until March 20, 2020. The reservation code for these rooms is “AIR Centre”, and room rates are:

  • Single Room: €72,00 per night
  • Double Room: €84,00 per night

Breakfast is included in the room rates. A Tourist tax of €2 per day is not included and must be paid upon check in. All the booking requests must be sent to José Freire, Once a reservation is confirmed, a secure payment link will be sent by the hotel via Redunicre/Visa. After payment, there will be no refund for cancellation or reduction of stay at the Hotel Lido. From Estoril to the Hotel Baia, it is a 5 to 10 minutes train trip and then a 5 minutes walk through the picturesque village of Cascais.

Note that many hotels and other accommodations in Cascais are already fully booked. Therefore, room reservations should be made asap.


Lunch on the two days will be complementary. A workshop dinner may be organized on Friday evening.

This workshop is sponsored by: