Bringing ocean observations to users

Blue Planet Symposia aim to bring ocean observations to users by connecting leaders and representatives of various international organisations and networks, research scientists and postdoctoral and graduate students to
  • Learn about the various relevant on-going activities
  • Coordinate better the ocean-related tasks within Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
  • Speak with a collective voice to GEO member nations and participating organisations
  • Raise awareness of societal benefits of ocean observations to the broader community, targeting in particular policy makers and funding agencies
  • Seek new avenues for enhancing implementation of ocean observation systems
  • and Promote capacity building globally, especially in developing countries.

Find out more about the Blue Planet components below or visit the Oceans and Society: Blue Planet website.

Past Symposia

The inaugural Blue Planet Symposium was held in Ilhabela, São Paulo State, Brazil, from November 19 to 21, 2012.

The 2nd Symposium was held in Cairns, Australia from May 27-29, 2015.

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Who should attend?


International organisations


Managers and professionals


Research scientists


Postdoctoral and graduate students

from Universities, research organisations, government and management agencies, and not-for-profits.

Blue Planet Symposium 2015 will focus on bringing ocean observations to users. It will be an interactive and dynamic week of presentations, workshops, posters and field trips.

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