EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.

Atlantic Ocean Observing Enabling Societal Benefits

Day 3

27 March 2019 (Wednesday)

09:30 – 10:30

Registration and welcome coffee

Please note: Security screening is required to enter the UNESCO Headquarters. Please arrive in time considering that security screening and registration will take some time. For registration you can only enter via the registration entrance during the indicated registration times.

10:30 – 10:50

Welcome (Room X)

Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)
Peter Haugan (IMR, Chair IOC-UNESCO)
Sigi Gruber (European Commission)
Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR & Kiel University, AtlantOS Coordinator)

10:50 – 11:10

Opening remarks: Ocean in Global Ocean and Climate Policy Agreements (Room X)

Gesine Meissner (Special Envoy of the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy)
François de Rugy (Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition, France) via a video
Manuel Heitor (Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal)
Jean-Philippe Bourgoin (Senior Advisor for Research, Cabinet of Pr Vidal Minister of Higher Education, Research, Innovation, France)

11:10 – 12:15

Panel 1: Ocean Observing – Societal Ocean Ambitions (Room X)

The added value of integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing to science, policy and society.

Chair: Peter Heffernen (Marine Institute, Ireland)

Brad deYoung (Memorial University): “The All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System High Level Strategy” (11:10-11:25)

Panellists (11:25-12:15):
Deerin Babb-Brott (Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), USA)
Andrei Polejack (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communication, Brazil)
Yonah Seleti (Science Missions, South Africa)
Marie-Hélène Tusseau-Vuillemin (Ministry of National Education, France)
Paulo Veiga (Ministry of Maritime Ecology, Cabo Verde)
Sophie Seeyave (POGO, GEO-Blue Planet)
Claire Jolly (OECD ocean economy)

12:15 – 13:45

Lunch break and poster viewing (Mall area)

13:45 – 15:00

Panel 2: Ocean Observing as a critical element of the UN Ocean Decade (Room X)

What can integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021- 2030)?

Chair: Peter Haugan (IMR, IOC-UNESCO), Julian Barbière (IOC-UNESCO) (13:45-14:00)

Panellists (14:00-15:00):
Lisa Emilia Svensson (UNEP)
Sigi Gruber (European Commission)
Eric Lindstrom (OceanObs’19 Chair, NASA, USA)
Mark Drinkwater (European Space Agency)
Janica Borg (WWF European Policy Office)
David Millar (FUGRO, USA)
Stephen Hall (SUT, UK)
Karin Lochte (DAM, Germany)

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break (Mall area)

15:30 – 16:45

Panel 3: Ocean Observing – Regional or National Ambitions and Benefits (Room X)

National perspectives on sustained ocean observing.

Chair: Sheila Heymans (European Marine Board)

Panellists (15:30-16:40):
Erik Buch (EuroGOOS)
David M. Legler (Ocean Observing & Monitoring, NOAA, USA)
Keith Lennon (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada)
Moacyr Araujo (UFPE, Brazil)
Maria Paz Chidichimo (Argentine Scientific Research Council, Argentina)
Paulo Coelho (National Fisheries Research Institute, Angola)
Cesar Toro (IOC-UNESCO, IOCARIBE, Colombia)
Ole Arve Misund (Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway)
Peter Heffernan (Marine Institute, Ireland)
Colin Moffat (Scottish Government, UK)
Francois Houiller (Ifremer, France)
José Joaquín Hernández-Brito (AIR Centre)

The Chairs Summary: “The Paris Declaration on An All-Atlantic Ocean Observing System” (16:40-16:45)

16:45 – 17:30

Networking and poster viewing (Mall area)

17:30 – 20:00

Evening networking reception at UNESCO (Restaurant UNESCO, 7th floor)

Vladimir Ryabinin (IOC-UNESCO)
Ricardo Serrao Santos (Member of EU Parliament)