agenda

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

08:00 – 09:00 Registration Main Entrance

Session 0: Welcome and Introductory Keynotes

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09:00 – 09:10 1st Welcome and Opening Comments Jean-Claude Dardelet (Toulouse City)
09:10 – 09:20 2nd Welcome and Opening Comments Pierre Bahurel (Mercator Ocean)
09:20 – 09:35 An Introduction to the Copernicus Programme Philippe Brunet (EC-DG GROW)
09:35 – 09:50 The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Douglas Cripe (GEO Secretariat)
09:50 – 10:05 The European Union's Role in GEO Gilles Ollier (EC-DG RTD)
10:05 – 10:25 The GEO "Oceans and Society: Blue Planet" Initiative Sophie Seeyave (GEO Blue Planet)
10:25 – 10:30  Opening address by Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean  Peter Thomson (Permanent Representative/Ambassador at Permanent Mission of Fiji to the UN)
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus

Session 1: Understanding and Managing Environmental and Economic Pressures

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10:50 – 11:00 Speaker introduction and overview of session  Douglas Cripe (GEO) & Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Mercator Ocean)
11:00 – 11:20 Keynote (Grand Temoin) Margaret Leinen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
11:20 –  11:40 Economic Divers and Pressures on the Marine Environment Claire Jolly (OECD)
11:40 – 12:00 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Emily Smail (NOAA/UMD) on behalf of Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)
12:00 – 12:20 Ocean, climate change and the conference of parties Valerie Masson Delmote (IPCC)
12:20 – 12:40 Key global ocean drivers, impacts, and solutions Jean Pierre Gattuso (CNRS/SU/IDDRI)
12:40 – 13:00 International ocean governance for better management of the marine environment Andreas Papaconstantinou (EC DG MAre) 
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch  Chapiteau (outside)
14:00 – 15:00 Panel Discussion: How to ensure that policies effectively drive the development of sustainable management of our oceans and seas?  

Session 2: Producing and Deriving Coastal and Ocean Information

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15:00 – 15:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Mercator Ocean) & Francisco Chavez (MBARI)
15:10 – 15:30 The global ocean observing system and its evolution Glenn Nolan (EuroGOOS)
15:30 – 15:50 Towards an European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) Kate Larkin (European Marine Board)
15:50 – 16:10 The role of satellite observations and perspectives for the next decade Juliette Lambin (CNES)
16:10 – 16:30 Development of information services: example from the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Mercator Ocean)
16:30  – 16:50 Ocean forecasting information and its social benefits in China Liying Wan (NMEFC)
16:50 – 17:50 Panel Discussion: The role of coastal and ocean information for the sustainable management of our oceans and seas: status, gaps and perspectives.
17:50 – 18:00 Kostas Nittis Medal Award Ceremony  Organised by EuroGOOS
18:00  – 19:00 Poster Session  Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus
 19:00 – 20:30 SOCIAL EVENT MERCURE HOTEL COMPANS CAFFARELLI
 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

08:00 – 9:00 Registration Main entrance

Session 3: Ocean and Coastal Information in Support of Blue Growth

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09:00 – 09:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session Ralph Rayner (NOAA & London School of Economics), Cecile Thomas Courcoux (Mercator Ocean)
09:20 – 09:30 From ocean observation to end-users of the Blue Economy : a virtuous value chain Pierre Bahurel (Mercator Ocean)
09:30 – 09:50 Marine renewable energy: overview of industry and ocean information needs Rémi Gruet (Ocean Energy Europe)
09:50 – 10:10 Ocean information for marine renewable energy: status and perspectives Laurence Crosnier ( Mercator Ocean)
10:10 – 10:40 Coffee Break Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus
10:40 – 11:00 Maritime transport: overview of industry and ocean information needs Christine Valentin (WOC)
11:00 – 11:20 Ocean information for maritime transport: status and perspectives Gilles Larnicol (CLS)
11:20 –  12:00 Panel Discussion 
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch   Chapiteau (outside)
13:00 13:20 From ocean observation to end-users of the Blue Economy: the private sector perspective Marie Colton (Harris)
13:20 – 13:40 Offshore oil and gas: overview of industry and ocean information needs Mark Calverley (IMarEST Operational Oceanography Special Interest Group)
13:40– 14:10 Ocean information for offshore oil and gas: status and perspectives Ed Steele and Caroline Acton (UK Met Office)
14:10 – 14:40 Coffee Break Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus
14:40 – 15:00 Aquaculture: Overview of Industry and Ocean Information Needs Phil Cruver (Catalina Sea Ranch)
15:00 – 15:20 Ocean Information for Aquaculture: Status and Perspectives Andy Steven (CSIRO)
15:20 – 16:10 Panel Discussion
16:10 – 17:00 Poster Session  Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus
16:30 – 18:00 GEO Blue Planet Steering Committee Meeting Servanity Meeting room (closed meeting)

Friday, July 6, 2018

08:00 – 09:00 Registration Main entrance 

Session 4: Ocean and Coastal Information in Support of Sustainable Development

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09:00 – 09:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session Emily Smail (UMD/NOAA) & Martin Le Tissier (Future Earth Coasts)
09:10 – 09:30 Keynote (Grand Temoin) Antoine Onezime (James Michel Foundation)
09:30 – 09:50 GEO Blue Planet’s role in sustainable development Paul DiGiacomo (NOAA)
09:50 – 10:10  Policy issues and information needs for sustainable fisheries Anton Ellenbroek (FAO)
 10:10 – 10:30 Developing operational products for ocean ecosystem and fishery management Patrick Lehodey (CLS)
10:30 – 11:00  Coffee Break Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus
11:00 – 11:20 Assessing the State of Regional Seas: from Observations to Indicators. The OSPAR Perspective. Jo Foden (OSPAR Commission)
11:20 – 11:40 The Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report and its role to inform sustainable development policies Karina von Schuckmann (Mercator Ocean)
11:40 – 12:00 Ocean and coastal observations and information for management of marine biodiversity Isabel Sousa Pinto (U.Porto)
12:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch for delegates Chapiteau (outside)
13:00 – 14:00 Registration for the general public Main entrance

Session 5 : Societal Awareness of the value of Ocean and Coastal Information (open to the general public)

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14:00  – 14:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session  Fabrice Messal (Mercator Ocean) & Sophie Seeyave (POGO)
14:10  – 14:15 Welcome address from the Oceanographic Institute, Albert II Prince of Monaco Foundation His Serene Highness Albert II Prince of Monaco
14:10 – 14:35  Keynote (Grand Temoin) Peter Tuddenham (College of Exploration)
14:35  – 14:55 Ocean literacy in Bangladesh Mohammad Uddin (Univ. of Chittagong)
14:55 – 15:15 The role of citizen science Heidi Ballard (UC Davis)
15:15 – 15:25 North Pacific Exxpedition 2018 Emily Penn (Exxpedition)
15:20 – 15:40 Coffee Break Foyer St Exupéry & Foyer Airbus
15:40 – 16:00 Ocean and Climate Platform Françoise Gaill (INEE/CNRS)
16:00 – 16:20 Engaging with the public in Europe Jan Seys (VLIZ)
16:20 – 16:40 Wikinomics strategy for public engagement Olivier Dufourneaud (Oceanographic Institute, Albert II Prince of Monaco)
16:40 – 17:10 Audience Q & A 
17:10 – 17:20 Symposium summary, next steps and closing GEO Blue Planet Steering Committee Co-chairs
17:20 – 17:30 Symposium closing  Pierre Bahurel (Mercator Ocean)