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.

Workshop Organizers

The workshop is organized by the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of IEEE in collaboration with the GEO Blue Planet Initiative and the AIR Centre in Portugal.

Workshop Program Committee

  • René Garello (IEEE OES/IMT Atlantique; Co-Chair)
  • Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE OES/ODU; Co-Chair)
  • Jillian Campbell (UNEP)
  • Francois Galgani (IFREMER, tbc)
  • Jose Moutinho (Air Centre)
  • Emily Smail (GEO Blue Planet)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Jose Moutinho (Air Centre)
  • Catarina Paes Duarte (Air Centre)
  • Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE-OES)

This workshop is sponsored by: