GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Network
[May 21, 2021]: The IEEE/OES Plastic in the Ocean Initiative in collaboration with the GEO Blue Planet Initiative is organizing a parallel session on “Building a Community to Address the Challenge of Marine Debris” at the GEO Symposium 2021. This session will take place on June 23, 2021 at 17:00-18:00 CEST. More information on the session will be available at https://www.gstss.org/plastics.
[May 15, 2021]: The GEO Blue Planet Initiative is organizing a special event on “Challenges and Opportunities in monitoring the sources and pathways of Marine Debris in the Atlantic Ocean” at the All-Atlantic 2021 Conference. For details, see https://www.eu4oceanobs.eu/all-atlantic-2021/marinelitter/.
[July 24, 2019]: The Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) brings together documentation for technological solutions and community practices. The IOC International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) is now hosting the OBPS repository of best practices. See http://www.oceanbestpractices.org. The definition for an Ocean Best Practice is: “a methodology that repeatedly produces superior results relative to other methodologies with the same objective; to be fully elevated to a best practice, a promising method will have been adopted and employed by multiple organizations.” Best practices may come in many forms such as “standard operating procedures,” manuals or guides.
[December 1, 2018]: The workshop on "Technologies for Observing and Monitoring Plastics in the Oceans" took place on November 26-27, 2018 in Brest, France. It brought together more than 40 participants, representing a wide range of stakeholders in observing and assessing impacts of plastics in the ocean. For full information see the workshop web page.
[January 20, 2018]: The workshop on "Implementation and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean" took place on January 17-19, 2018 in Saint Vincent. It brought together 42 participants from 17 countries, representing a wide range of stakeholders in governments and government agencies, regional and global intergovernmental organizations including United Nations agencies, business, non-governmental organizations, and academia. For full information see the workshop web page.
[October 25, 2017]: The GEO-XIV Plenary Side Event: Earth Observations in Support of SDG Implementation and Monitoring in Small Island States and Developing Countries, took place on October 24, 2017 in Washington D.C. For full information see web page
[2017/08/14] SDGs in the Caribbean: The GSTSN is contributing to the organization of the workshop on “Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean.” This NASA-supported workshop will take place on January 17-19, 2018 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. For more information see the workshop web page.
[2016/12/10] 5th GSTS Workshop: The 5th GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Workshop focused on “Linking the Sustainable Development Goals to Earth Observations, Models and Capacity Building.” The workshop took place on December 9-10, 2016, in Berkeley, California, USA. For details, see the workshop web page.
[March 27, 2015] 3rd and 4th GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshops took place in Norfolk, Va: The 3rd and 4th GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshops took place on March 22-24, 2015 and March 24-26, 2015 respectively, in Norfolk, VA, USA. The 3rd Workshop focused on the science and quantification of sustainability indicators, while the 4th workshop considered future technological developments and changes in how users access and use information, and what possible impacts this could have on the design and functionality of the future GEOSS. For more information, see the Meeting Portal ...
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