GEO Blue Planet Secretariat
University of Ghana
University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana
GEO Blue Planet will hold its 5th Symposium between 24 and 28 October 2022. For the first time, this signature GEO Blue Planet event will take place in Africa, in Accra, Ghana. This year’s symposium, themed Local Action in Support of Global Traction, is specifically geared towards improving GEO Blue Planet’s engagement with African nations in an effort to expand the EO community of practice, strengthen local capacity and provide access to resources, tools and services.
The symposium will feature Plenary Sessions centered around the GEO Blue Planet Core Action Areas of Stakeholder Engagement, Cooperation and Co-design and Capacity Development. It will also feature Ocean and Coastal Observations Tutorials, Thematic Workshops and a highly Interactive Symposium Forum.
Co-organised by the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat (Mercator Ocean International, NOAA and the University of Maryland) and the AIR Centre, this year’s hosts and local organisers are the University of Ghana and University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana.
Attendees may include high-level representatives from international agencies, ministers of government, policy makers, representatives from regional and local organizations, earth observations experts, researchers, students, end users of ocean and coastal observations (fisheries, aquaculture, local authorities, etc.) and other stakeholders.