geo blue planet 5th symposium

GEO Blue Planet 5th Symposium


Accra, GHANA

October 24-28, 2022

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GEO Blue Planet will hold its 5th Symposium between 24 and 28 October 2022. For the first time, this signature GEO Blue Planet event will take place in Africa, in Accra, Ghana.

This year’s symposium, themed Local Action in Support of Global Traction, is specially geared towards improving GEO Blue Planet’s engagement with African nations in an effort to expand the EO community of practice, strengthen local capacity and provide access to resources, tools and services.

The symposium will feature Plenary Sessions centred around the GEO Blue Planet Core Action Areas of Stakeholder Engagement, Cooperation and Co-design and Capacity Development. It will also feature Ocean and Coastal Observations Tutorials, Thematic Workshops and a highly Interactive Symposium Forum.

Co-organised by the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat (Mercator Ocean International, NOAA and the University of Maryland) and the AIR Centre, this year’s hosts are local organisers are the University of Ghana and University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana.

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