"The whole body of salt water that covers nearly three fourths of the surface of the earth." (Merriam-Webster, 2019)
Using space-based technologies to monitor marine oil pollution
Interview with Marie-Françoise Voidrot, Europe Director of the Innovation Program at OGC
Call: CASSINI Maritime Prize Contest - EU Space for Marine Ecosystems Protection
Of the 300 million tons of plastic produced every year, an estimated 26 million eventually ends up in the ocean. As a result, some estimates suggest there are now 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans and seas. Even more concerning is the fact that this number is expected to increase, with National Geographic predicting that the annual amount of plastic flowing into the oceans will triple by 2040.
Capacity Building and Training Material
ARSET - Introduction to Remote Sensing for Coastal and Ocean Applications
In this introductory webinar, participants will be provided with an overview of remote sensing for coastal and ocean applications. This will include a background in aquatic remote sensing, data access and tools for processing and analysing imagery, and examples and live demonstrations of applied science tools that have been developed for NASA and partner organizations. This course will review data products from MODIS, VIIRS, HICO, and other sensors commonly used for ocean applications.
6th Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit 2023
The sixth Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit is an integral part of the Our Ocean Conference, which will take place in Panama on February 27 – March 1, 2023. Sustainable Ocean Alliance is proud to co-host the Summit, in cooperation with Our Ocean Conference organizers. Programming will be delivered in English, with simultaneous translation in Spanish.
GEO Week 2023 Ministerial Summit
Climate. Biodiversity. Air quality. The planet has a lot to say about the things that each and every one of us depend on.
But can you hear what it’s saying?
There is more data than ever before on our changing Earth. The problem is that many people can’t get hold of it, and when they can, it’s in a language they don’t understand.
If we’re going to act on what the planet is saying, we need an organization that can bring together the best Earth observation data, technology and science and translate it into free, trusted information that makes sense to everyone.
43rd International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2023
The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is the world’s premier symposium on geoscience, remote sensing and related topics. The 43rd annual IGARSS is going be to held in person with the theme of “Reconnecting” with our peers and community. This is an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends and making networking with the international geoscience and remote sensing community.
9th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2023)
The 9th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment or RSCy2023 will be held in Cyprus on 3-5 April, 2023.
The RSCy2023 is organized by the Cyprus Remote Sensing Society in cooperation with ESA, NASA, Copernicus, DLR, Group On Earth Observations, the Department of Electronic Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Works, the Technical Chamber of Cyprus, the Cyprus Department of Meteorology and the Agricultural Research Institute.
The conference is published by SPIE.
GEO Week 2021
What to expect?
This year is one of the most important with major milestones linked to global policy agendas. There is the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, there is also the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. These all bring a new set of challenges and opportunities for the international EO community.
Webinar: EU Space for plastic detection in ocean and waterways
Almost 26 million tonnes of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year and around 80% of marine litter is plastic. It causes one of the most pressing environmental problems, posing threats on aquatic life, ecosystems and human health due to contamination of food and drinking water. It has also important economic impacts on coastal communities, tourism and fisheries.
UN Ocean Conference
About the 2022 UN Ocean Conference
The ocean covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, is the planet's largest biosphere, and is home to up to 80 percent of all life in the world. It generates 50 percent of the oxygen we need, absorbs 25 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions and captures 90 percent of the additional heat generated from those emissions. It is not just ‘the lungs of the planet’ but also its largest carbon sink - a vital buffer against the impacts of climate change.
5th Space for Hydrology Workshop
The European Space Agency, in the context of the "Earth Observations Science for Society" Programme, the Global Energy and Water EXchanges project (GEWEX) of the World Climate Research Programme and Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) are organising a sequel joint event to Hydrospace2021 and EO4Water2020, called 5th Space for Water Cycle and Hydrology Workshop, HYDROSPACE 2023.
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2023
Over the years, the EUMETSAT user conference has become a key annual event for the meteorological and scientific communities where participants from around the world can meet to share their experience and knowledge during plenary, poster and workshop sessions.
The theme of this year’s annual EUMETSAT conference is “The Evolutionary challenge for EO satellites from technology to exploitation”.
Second International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium
The Executive Steering and Programme Committees are pleased to invite community members from all levels of the value chain, from data providers to users, of operational satellite oceanographic data, products and applications, to attend the 2nd international Operational Satellite Oceanography (OSO) Symposium to be held in a virtual format on 25-27 May 2021.
The meeting is co-organised by EUMETSAT & NOAA NESDIS STAR.
224 Ocean Decade Conference
Three years after the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference will bring together the Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate achievements and set joint priorities for the future of the Decade. It will take place on 10-12 April 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.
‘Delivering the science we need for the ocean we want’
Nokubonga Nokwanda Mazibuko-Ngidi
Commissioner for the Commission on Khoi-San Matters at the South African Department of Traditional Affairs
Nokubonga Mazibuko is an Anthropologist from Folweni, a Durban-south township. She holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology, and Honours degree in Gender Studies (both obtained Cum Laude) and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with majors in Media and Cultural Studies and Political Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Additionally, a certificate in Afrikan Feminist and Gender Studies (obtained with distinction) from the University of South Africa’s Thabo Mbheki Leadership Institute (TMALI). She is currently reading towards a PhD focusing on Anthropology and Gender Studies.