ppt - Oceans and Society: Blue Planet

Report
GEO SB-01
Oceans and Society: Blue Planet
An Integrating Oceans Task of GEO
GEO-IX Plenary
22-23 November 2012
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Albert Fischer
Trevor Platt
on behalf of the
Blue Planet community
There is no Ocean SBA...
but strategic marine targets for GEOSS Implementation
(monitoring, analysis and prediction) occur in various
Societal Benefit Areas and cross-cutting Tasks, for example
(from Former Work Plan (2009-2011):
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Architecture: Virtual Constellations
Architecture: Global Ocean Observation System
Capacity Building: Building Capacity for Operational
Oceanography
Water: Global Water Quality Monitoring
Ecosystems: Regional Networks for Ecosystems
Agriculture: Data Utilization in Fisheries and Aquaculture
Calls for integration of marine monitoring
“What is needed now, that GEOSS will help achieve, is
to integrate the outputs from these various marine
monitoring and observation efforts into a cohesive
‘system of systems’ which will enable researchers,
resource managers and policy makers to rapidly
assess what is known about a particular marine
region…”
- GEO and Science (2010)
Report prepared by the European Space Agency in the framework of the
GEO Science and Technology Committee in support of the GEO Task ST-0901 “Catalyzing Research and Development (R&D) Resources for GEOSS”
Example: ocean data for food security
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Blue Planet task components
• C1: Global ocean information
coordination and access
• C2: Monitoring marine and
coastal ecosystems
• C3: Global operational ocean
forecast network
• C4: Applications to
sustainable fishery and
aquaculture management
A wide and diverse community
• In-situ and satellite
physical, chemical,
biological observations
• Analysis and modelling
networks
• Links to end-users and
stakeholders
• Developing individual
and institutional capacity
The added value of Blue Planet…
• Provides new platforms to demonstrate importance of
sustained in situ and satellite observations of marine and
freshwater environments, and the value of integrating these with
models.
• Brings together a wide and diverse community of
governmental and academic researchers and provides new
platforms for integration of multiple streams of data into
products that provide the real value to users (e.g. sustainable
fisheries).
• Includes a dynamic, focussed programme in capacity building
complemented by a vigorous, global network of former
scholars from developing countries.
The added value of GEO…
• Raises awareness of sustained ocean observations at
national policy level
• Provides flexible tool for spiral development of systems
and infrastructure
• Science without borders, bringing together diverse
disciplines
• Potential for integration of earth observations through
common approaches, infrastructure, toolkits
• Need all types of data and information to generate
societal benefit
Islabela, Brazil 19-21 November 2012
Blue Planet symposium resolved to…
• Continue developing the Task and establish further
synergies between the various Task components.
• Develop a White Paper to elaborate contributions of various
programs and elements of Blue Planet.
• Publish “Oceans & Society: Blue Planet Symposium” key
contributions in the form of a book.
Blue Planet requests Plenary to …
• Recognise and promote the important role of ocean
observations in GEOSS, now and post-2015, as a
contribution to all SBAs and to global stewardship
• Contribute resources for development, management and
coordination the Blue Planet Task
• Maximise continuity and improve collective
commitments to key satellite and in-situ observations
through national policies.
• Recognise the trans-boundary nature of many oceanrelated challenges, engage actively in cooperation and
commit to and incentivise data sharing policies.
• Further develop capacity building efforts at national and
international levels.
Thank you

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