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Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

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 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

08:30 – 9:00 Registration

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

09:00 – 09:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session Ralph Rayner (NOAA & London School of Economics), Cecile Thomas Courcoux (Mercator Ocean), Samuel Djavidnia (EMSA)
09:10 – 9:20 Keynote (Grand Temoin) Stefaan Depypere (EC DG Mare)
09:20 – 09:40 From ocean observation to end-users of the Blue Economy : a virtuous value chain Pierre Bahurel (Mercator Ocean)
09:40 – 10:00 Marine renewable energy: overview of industry and ocean information needs Rémi Gruet (Ocean Energy Europe)
10:00 – 10:20 Ocean information for marine renewable energy: status and perspectives Laurence Crosnier ( Mercator Ocean)
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 –  11:10 Panel Discussion 
11:10 – 11:30 Maritime transport: overview of industry and ocean information needs MAERSK - TBC
11:30 – 11:50 Ocean information for maritime transport: status and perspectives Gilles Larnicol (CLS)
11:50 –  12:20 Panel Discussion 
12:20 – 13:45 Lunch  
13:45 14:05 From ocean observation to end-users of the Blue Economy: the private sector perspective Marie Colton (Harris)
14:05 – 14:25 Offshore oil and gas: overview of industry and ocean information needs Mark Calverley (IMarEST Operational Oceanography Special Interest Group)
14:35 – 14:55 Ocean information for offshore oil and gas: status and perspectives Ed Steele and Caroline Acton (UK Met Office)
14:55 – 15:25 Panel Discussion
15:25 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:05 Aquaculture: Overview of Industry and Ocean Information Needs TBC
16:05 – 16:25 Ocean Information for Aquaculture: Status and Perspectives Andy Steven (CSIRO)
16:25 – 16:55 Panel Discussion
17:00 – 18:30 Poster Session 

17:00 – 18:00

GEO Blue Planet Steering Committee Meeting 

Friday, July 6, 2018

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

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

09:00 – 09:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session  Emily Smail (UMD/NOAA) & Martin Le Tissier (Future Earth Coast)
09:10 – 09:30 Keynote (Grand Temoin) James Alix Michel (Former President of the Republic of Seychelles and Executive Chairman of the 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 FAO - TBC
 10:10 – 10:30 Developing operational products for ocean ecosystem and fishery management Patrick Lehodey (CLS)
10:30 – 11:00  Coffee Break
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

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

14:00  – 14:10 Speaker introduction and overview of session  Fabrice Messal (Mercator Ocean) & Sophie Seeyave (POGO)
14:10 – 14:30  Keynote (Grand Temoin) Peter Tuddenham (IOC-UNESCO)
14:30  – 14:50 Ocean literacy in Bangladesh Mohammad Uddin (Univ. of Chittagong)
14:50 – 15:10 The role of citizen science Heidi Ballard (UC Davis)
15:10 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:50 Ocean and Climate Platform Françoise Gaill (INEE/CNRS)
15:50 – 16:10 Engaging with the public in Europe Jan Seys (VLIZ)
16:10 – 16:30 Engaging with the public in Madagascar Ny Aina Andrianarivelo (WCS)
16:30 – 17:00 Audience Q & A 

17:00 – 17:30

Symposium summary, next steps and closing