Satellite Activities - A Safe Ocean

6 April, 8:00 – 9:00 am CEST

SMART Subsea Cables Contributing to a Safer Ocean

Learn how an envisioned planetary observing array based on sharing the global submarine telecom network with environmental sensing can be used for earthquake and tsunami warning and climate and ocean monitoring.

6 April, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CEST

Can we Rely on Natural Ocean Processes for Climate Mitigation?

This Activity proposes a multidisciplinary international panel of experts to study the oceanic solution to the ecological & socio-economic impacts of climate-related changes in the ocean, which includes blue carbon & the Chilean Blue BOAT Initiative. 

6 April, 2:00 - 3:30 pm CEST

The Global Plastic Treaty and Social Justice

A safe ocean requires changes in the whole plastic lifecycle. The UNEA 5.2 plastic resolution targets a legally binding agreement to cover the plastics lifecycle and highlights the importance of waste cooperatives and waste pickers for waste recovery

Activity will happen twice (two different topics): Part 1: 6 April, 2:00 – 4:30 am CEST ; Part 2: 7 April, 9:00 – 11:30 am CEST

Further Challenges for Tsunami Warnings

This online activity will bring scientists and disaster managers together to further our knowledge on deadly tsunamis generated by non-seismic and complex sources. It will build a pathway to also detect and warn coastal communities of these tsunamis.

6 April, 3:00 – 5:30 pm CEST

Safety for Fishers

Safety at sea is paramount to all ocean stakeholders, especially artisanal fishers in West Africa who lack early-warning information. This Activity provides fishermen with forecasts on ocean conditions prior to their fishing expeditions.

6 April, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CEST

NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer

This interactive session explores visualization tools used to help communities identify their risks to sea level rise and the increased frequency and severity of high-tide flooding.

6 April, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CEST

Establishing a Blue Line: Jamaica Case Study for Tsunami Inundation Extent

Join this activity to learn about the development of the first Blue Line in the Caribbean and how its methodology using GIS tools can integrate multiple coastal hazards in the Tropical Americas and the Caribbean.

6 April, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

Disaster risk communication on Social Media

Acquire tips for routine weather & science communication on social media, as well as on disasters like Hurricane Maria, earthquakes and the climate crisis, from Ada Monzón, meteorologist, broadcaster, founder & CEO of EcoExploratorio Science Museum.

6 April, 6:00 – 7:00 pm CEST

Data Ecosystem Definition within the GRAF

GRAF will improve access to and use of risk information targeting decision-makers and transform behaviors in DRR planning and investment. Ocean-related threats, climate change, must integrate the data ecosystem that inform these processes!

6 April, 7:00 – 8:00 pm CEST

Rio de Janeiro: Smart City for a Safe Ocean

This webinar will discuss how data science integrated with technology such as sensors can improve public policies for a safer ocean, showing the case of the Rio de Janeiro City Hall Operations Center.

6 April, 8:00 – 9:00 pm CEST

Importance of Multi-annual Tsunami Exercises for a Safe Ocean

As tsunamis are infrequent, exercises raise awareness and increase preparedness. We present a guide on how to plan, conduct and evaluate a multi-annual tsunami exercise program providing practical advice and templates.

6 April, 8:00 – 10:00 pm CEST

Satellite Monitoring of Pelagic Sargassum

Let’s analyze the recent advances in the area of monitoring sargassum through satellite and field observations, including practical examples of data integration and visualization within an interoperable online environment. 

7 April, 0:00 (midnight) – 2:00 am CEST

Air-Sea Observations for a Safe Ocean

Join this virtual workshop to network and brainstorm on how the UN Ocean Decade program Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) could contribute to a safe ocean, and in particular a safe ocean for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

7 April, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

Sharing Experiences Response to Volcanic Hazards

On April 9, 2021, St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ La Soufrière volcano erupted causing heavy ash fall in Barbados. In this webinar, a panel of Caribbean scientists and disaster management experts will share their experiences about the hazard impact.

7 April, 8:00 – 8:30 am CEST

Remote Sensing and the Safe Ocean Economy

Creation of new innovative ideologies on remote sensing in the domain of artificial intelligence solutions for the objective of enabling the features of a safe ocean economy.

7 April, 2:00 – 4:00 am CEST

Vaka Moana: A Sustainable & Safe Blue Pacific Ocean

The “Vaka Moana: Safe Ocean” lab will take us on a journey to explore success stories, discuss regional challenges and opportunities to strengthening early warning systems in support of resilient coastal communities and maritime safety.

Activity will happen twice: Session 1: (Europe/Asia/LAC) 7 April, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm CEST and 7 April, 7:00 – 8:00 pm CEST

100% of At-risk Communities Recognized as Tsunami Ready

This satellite session will offer a virtual get-together forum for local and national leaders who have gone through the Tsunami Ready recognition process, to share their experiences and work to make the ocean safer.


7 April, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CEST

Marine Debris Aggregation: NYC Sustainability

How does marine debris impact Randall’s Island in NYC over time? Join to hear how types of debris materials collected changed over four years of this action research study, including pandemic-related effects and implementation of a plastic bag ban. 

7 April, 4:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

Preparedness to oil spills at sea in Brazil

Join the discussion with the multidisciplinary team of experts on the pillars of preparedness to respond to oil spills at sea in Brazil. Find out the applicable legislation, equipment, technology and best practices associated.