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GEO Blue Planet 5th Symposium, Ghana

24 October, 2022 - 28 December, 2022

GEO Blue Planet 5th Symposium, Ghana

24 – 28 October, Accra, Ghana

The ocean and coastal arm of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), GEO Blue Planet aims to ensure the sustained development, and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. These symposiums aim to increase regional linkages, promoting collaboration between stakeholders and the observing community and gathering community feedback on the focus of GEO Blue Planet activities.

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 specifically geared towards improving GEO Blue Planet’s engagement with African nations in an effort to expand the Earth Observation (EO) community of practice, strengthen local capacity and provide access to resources, tools and services.

The symposium will feature Plenary Sessions centered 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 and local organisers are the University of Ghana and University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana. We encourage ECOPs in Africa to apply for the training sessions, registration will close on the 29 August.



24 October, 2022
28 December, 2022


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