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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

08:00 – 08:30 Registration

Session 0: Welcome and Introductory Keynotes

08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and Opening Comments Toulouse City & Mercator Ocean
08:45 – 09:05 The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Douglas Cripe (GEO Secretariat)
09:05 – 09:25 The GEO "Oceans and Society: Blue Planet" Initiative Sophie Seeyave (POGO)
09:25 – 09:40 The European Union's Role in GEO TBC
09:40 – 09:55 An Introduction to the Copernicus Programme TBC
09:55 – 10:00  Opening address by Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean  Peter Thomson (Permanent Representative/Ambassador at Permanent Mission of Fiji to the UN)
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break

Session 1: Understanding and Managing Environmental and Economic Pressures

10:20 – 10:30 Speaker introduction and overview of session  Douglas Cripe (GEO) & Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Mercator Ocean)
10:30 – 10:50 Keynote (Grand Temoin) Margaret Leinen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
10:50 –  11:10 Economic Divers and Pressures on the Marine Environment Claire Jolly (OECD)
11:10 – 11:30 United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Emily Smail (NOAA/UMD) on behalf of Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)
11:30 – 11:40 Ocean, climate change and the conference of parties Valerie Masson Delmote (IPCC)
11:40 – 12:10 Key global ocean drivers, impacts, and solutions Jean Pierre Gattuso (CNRS/SU/IDDRI)
12:10 – 12:30 International ocean governance for better management of the marine environment Stefaan Depypere (EC DG MAre)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 – 14:30 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

14:30 – 14:40 Speaker introduction and overview of session  Nadia Pinardi (Uni. Bologna/CMMC) & Francisco Chavez (MBARI)
14:40 – 15:00 The global ocean observing system and its evolution Glenn Nolan (EuroGOOS)
15:00 – 15:20 Towards an European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) Kate Larkin (European Marine Board)
15:20 – 15:40 The role of satellite observations and perspectives for the next decade Juliette Lambin (CNES)
15:40 – 16:00 Development of information services: example from the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Mercator Ocean)
16:00  – 16:20 Ocean forecasting information and its social benefits in China
Xiaolei Yi and Liying Wan (NMEFC)
16:20 – 17:20 Panel Discussion: The role of coastal and ocean information for the sustainable management of our oceans and seas: status, gaps and perspectives.
17:20 – 17:30 Kostas Nittis Medal Award Ceremony 
17:20  – 18:30 Poster Session