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.


May 29, 2020

0900 - 1030:Session 1: Collaborating across Sectors, Disciplines, and Scales
1040 - 1100:Coffee/Tea Break
1100 - 1230:Session 2: The Case Study “Reducing Plastics in the Ocean within a Growing Global Economy: Understanding the Information Needs to Support Interventions”
1230 - 1400:Lunch Break
1400 - 1530:Session 3: Participatory Modelling as Part of the Case Study
1530 - 1600:Coffee Break
1600 - 1730:Session 4: Participatory Effort on Information Needs
1900 - 2100:Workshop Dinner

May 30, 2020

0900 - 1040:Session 5: Listening Session: Stakeholders and Their Knowledge Needs
1040 - 1100:Coffee Break
1100 - 1230:Session 6: Linking Data and Knowledge to Actions
1230 - 1400:Lunch Break
1400 - 1530:Session 7: The Role of GEO and GEO Blue Planet in Facilitating Observations
1530 - 1600:Coffee Break
1600 - 1730:Session 8: Progressing the Roadmap

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