Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?

An IEEE OES event
16-18 December 2019 – Brest, FRANCE

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Background Material
IEEE OES Initiative
Cascais 2020 Workshop
Oceans 2019 Town Hall
Brest 2018 Workshop


Session Description
December 16, 2019

Session 1: Speed Meetings

This session will provide the opportunity for all participants to get to know each other in a speed meeting before we start to dive into our subject.

As an assignment to prepare for the speed meeting each participant will have to prepare a personal presentation following the template available in the Workspace. The personal presentations have to be uploaded in the Workspace under "Workshop Contributions."

You will have only 2 minutes to present your slides!

December 16, 2019

Session 2: State of the Art and Emerging Opportunities

This session will briefly summarize the outcomes of previous events and discuss the state of the art concerning observation, indicators, and the creation of use ready knowledge. The session will include a report on relevant prevous events (2018 Workshop, the Town Hall at Oceans 2019 in Seattle, and the GEO Week in Canberra), a brief overview of the road map that resulted from the 2018 Workshop and outlooks on what is emerging.

December 16, 2019

Session 3: Monitoring: From Sensors to Indicators and Policy

In this session, invited papers will give an overview of key aspects of marine debris, including its origin and quantities, scenarios of future developments, and potential impacts. Emerging approaches to the linking of observation and knowledge to policy making will be introduced. The challenge of connecting data to actions will be addressed and recently proposed concepts, such as the “global digital ecosystem for the environment” and “Data as Active Subjects” will be considered.

December 17, 2019

Session 4: Observations and Models for Marine Debris Indicator

In this session, invited papers will discuss the current set of accepted and proposed indicators for marine debris and outline the status in terms of methodology and data availability of these indicators.

December 17, 2019

Session 5: Poster Session

Posters addressing a wide range of aspect of marine debris from origin, quantity, future scenarios, impacts, indicators, monitoring, and modeling are invited. These posters will be displayed and the poster authors will get a chance to briefly present their posters before and during the lunch break.

December 17, 2019

Session 6: Connecting Data to Action

In this session, knowledge needs related to policy making addressing the challenge of marine debris will be introduced in two keynotes. After that, a participatory effort will be made to develop a vision for the initiative.

With the goal to develop a vision for what should be achieved within the next five years, the following activities are planned:

1400 - 1405:R. Garello and H.-P. Plag: Introduction
1405 - 1410:Individual: The Current Situation
1410 - 1415:Individual: The Desirable Future in Five Years
1415 - 1445:Four Breakout Groups: Synthesis of Vision
1445 - 1500:Rapporteurs: Reports to Plenary
1500 - 1510:All: Vote on Draft Visions
1510 - 1530:All: Polishing the Consensus Vision
December 17, 2019

Session 7: Roadmap

This session will take a collaborative and particpatory approach to the further development of the roadmap that came out of the 2018 Workshop. The road map will be focused on the vision developed in Session 6.

1600 - 1610:R. Garello and H.-P. Plag: The Draft Road Map: Key Themes, Progress, Delays, Issues, ...
1610 - 1630:J. Chupin: A Collective Approach to Reducing Marine Debries
1630 - 1700:Four Breakout Groups: Road Map for the four main themes (to be updated):
  • What is the concrete objective/deliverable?
  • By when?
  • What are the key activities to realise it?
  • Who is responsible for it?
1700 - 1715:Rapporteurs: Reports to the Pleanry
1715 - 1730:All: Polishing the Road Map
December 18, 2019

Session 8: Working Groups - Roadmap

Selected aspects of the roadmap will be further developed in parallel working groups and the outcomes of these working groups will be integrated into the roadmap agreed upon during Session 7.

December 18, 2019

Session 9: Wrap Up - Conclusions

The session will summarize the proceedings of the workshop and underline the main conclusions.

December 18, 2019

Session 10: Poster Session

This session is a continuation of the poster session that started on Tuesday, see Session 5.

This workshop is sponsored by: