[Coral-List] Ocean Obs RCN- DEC 9 / Washington, DC

Muller-Karger, Frank carib at usf.edu
Thu Dec 6 17:38:43 UTC 2018

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Ocean Observations Research Coordination Network (OceanObs RCN)
Sunday December 9, 2018  / AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, Washington, DC
Location: Grand North Ballroom, Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW Washington DC20001
Attendees and presenters do not have to be registered for AGU

Coordinators: Jay Pearlman (jay.pearlman at fourbridges.org) and Frank Muller-Karger (carib at usf.edu<mailto:carib at usf.edu>), Linwood Pendleton, and Dawn Wright

This workshop is supported by the NSF and is in collaboration with the GEO Blue Planet.

OceanObs RCN Meeting Objective
The OceanObs RCN meeting seeks to advance links between observation networks and operational users to facilitate the delivery of critical information to stakeholders.
The meeting objective is to discuss a decadal vision to address critical policy issues that require multidisciplinary ocean observing systems. The OceanObs RCN is a forum for a dialogue on regional and global ocean observing that, in the aggregate, constitutes a global observing system. Discussions may identify new technologies and promote their cost-effective development, identify policy priorities, and highlight capacity building requirements for the next decade. This includes discussion about a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) proposed by the IOC (https://en.unesco.org/ocean-decade), and balancing ocean observations, science, use, and conservation requirements. The dialogue includes identifying roles and priorities for the international community through bodies like the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and its programs to look for solutions for societal benefit areas through GEO Blue Planet, the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) of GEO BON, the various programs of the Intergovernmental Ocean Commission and from sea-faring nations.
NOTE: We will request volunteer participants to lead and organize a working group on "Engaging Society in Observing - the human dimension (Ocean Artisan and Citizen Science". People interested in this topic should contact Jay Pearlman (jay.pearlman at fourbridges.org) and Frank Muller-Karger (carib at usf.edu).

Morning: Vision and Policy needs for the next decade
10:30 am Introductions

UN Sustainable Goals
Moderator: Frank Muller-Karger
10:45        The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): SDG 14 in the context of other SDGs, Aichi Targets, and societal benefit
Jihyun Lee, Coordinator for Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Program, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Program) (15 min + 15 min discussion)

11:15         Oceans in the 2030 Agenda - Monitoring Goal 14:
Ms. Fatou Ndoye, Deputy Director, North America Office, UN Environment  (15min + 15 min discussion)

11:50 National/Regional Initiatives:
US Science and Technology for America's oceans: A Decadal Vision - Deerin Babb-Brott, EOP/Office of Science and Technology Policy (15 min + 10 Min discussion)

European sustainability initiative and EOOS - Ferdinando Boero, University of Salento and European Marine Board   (15 min + 10 Min disc.)

Southern Atlantic (Belem Agreement) - Deirdre Byrne, Oceans & Coasts Division of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), South Africa (15 min + 10 Min disc.)

13:00    Lunch

14:15     Afternoon: Implementation Keynotes
Moderator: Jay Pearlman
    The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University  (20 min + 10  min discussion)

Ocean Obs perspectives - Indicators, Blue economy, Ecosystem Services and valuation: Connecting Societal Benefits to Ocean Observing
      Michael Jones, President of The Maritime Alliance  (20min + 10 min disc.)

15:15   Panel: Framework for Guiding Observing Design and Products
Moderator: Frank Muller-Karger
Katja Fennel, Dalhousie University, Canada  (10 min + 10 min discussion)

Integrating biology into global/integrated observing system
Ferdinando Boero, Università del Salento, Italy (10 min + 15 min disc.)

16:00    Break

16:30    Visioning support frameworks and addressing needs
Moderator: Jay Pearlman
Group on Earth Observations, GEO BON and GEO Blue Planet
            Doug Cripe, GEO Secretariat, Geneva Switzerland(15 min + 15 min disc.)

A Decadal Vision for Capacity Building and Outreach Requirements for Ocean Observations
Laura Lorenzoni, NASA Headquarters - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program, Washington, DC, USA (15 min + 15 min disc.)

17:30      Current events
Moderator: Jay Pearlman

18::00     Close


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