Satellite Activities - Healthy and Resilient Ocean

9 March, 8:00 – 9:00 pm CET

Marine Monitor (M2): Ocean Conservation Technology

This event will showcase the ProtectedSeas Marine Monitor (M2), a vessel-monitoring platform proven in the field, for consideration as an Ocean Decade program. Learn how M2 advances understanding of human activity in coastal areas around the world.

9 March, 9:00 – 11:00 PM CET

Networking GoM-CAR Oil-Spill Monitoring Systems

Stronger oil-spill early advisory and monitoring protocols are strategic for ocean health and human wellbeing. A coordinated multinational monitoring network will foster
and strengthen the integral local response to oil spills. 

9 March, 11:00 pm – 10 March, 1:00 am CET

Science for Resilient Pacific Corals

The Pacific Islands are home to around a quarter of the world’s corals. Communities have been looking after their reefs for thousands of years. We will explore how science and knowledge can build healthy and resilient reefs for future generations

10 March, 11:00 pm – 11 March, 1:00 am CET

The Pacific Moana: Our ocean, our future

The Pacific Ocean is 48% of the world’s ocean. Over half of the total global tuna catch is taken there. This session will present how the Pacific community is maintaining the tuna stocks in a healthy state, with sustainably high catches being taken

10 March, 6:00 – 7:30 am CET

Te Au o Te Moana – The Voice of the Ocean

Explore how Aotearoa NZ research is placing the moana/ocean at its heart and working in partnership with and supporting government, Māori, industry and communities to reimagine our relationships, responsibilities and connections to the moana.

10 March, 7:00 – 8:30 am CET

Fishes for the Future: Marine Management Across NZ

This Activity will provide insight into how NZ is working to establish a more holistic way to manage and restore coastal environments – one where ecological science, indigenous and local knowledge guide restoration and recovery work of ecosystems.

10 March, 9:00 – 11:00 am CET

Science and Society Collaborate for a Healthy Ocean in China

This Satellite Activity aims to promote and facilitate more engaged science and public participation initiatives showing the relevance of science-society engagement to a healthy and resilient ocean in China. Come and join us!

10 March, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm CET

Achieving a Healthy and Resilient Southern Ocean

This Activity aims to engage a wider range of stakeholders beyond those that have been involved in the Southern Ocean process so far. By convening diverse voices, we hope to provide a platform for people to connect and turn ideas into actions.

10 March, 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm CET

Restoration of Wetlands on the East Atlantic Flyway

For many centuries, degradation of coastal ecosystems along the East Atlantic Flyway of birds has taken place. Restoration projects from the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park and other areas of the flyway will be discussed.

10 March, 2:00 – 4:00 pm CET

Restoring Oysters for a Healthy Ocean

The workshop aims to gather NORA (Native Oyster Restoration Alliance) experts to explain the project RemediOS (Mar Menor, Spain). The NORA community will present their knowledge, i.e. historical ecology, ecosystems services and restoration actions.

10 March, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CET

OCEAN TIME IS NOW: Voices of the Young Generation (German/English)

Are you still at school or a young researcher? Join us and your peers for an inspiring discussion: OCEAN TIME IS NOW, the future is yours! How do you see the ocean? What do we need a healthy & resilient ocean? We look forward to hearing your ideas.

10 March, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CET

Join the Crew from the WASCAL Floating University

West African students take you on a Facebook live tour across the working deck of a research vessel at sea. They share with you their experience of being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and learning skills to gain knowledge about our ocean.

10 March, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CET

Policy & Management for Addressing Climate-Ocean Change

Partners across the Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability UN Decade program are helping decision-makers better understand climate impacts on marine resources and implement local actions that reduce impacts and increase resiliency.

10 March, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CET

Fashion for a Healthy and Resilient Ocean

Fashion is one of the largest polluters of the ocean, but fashion can also help track unsustainable activities and keep them in check. This session will discuss maritime transport, fashion, the dyeing industry and plastic pollution.

10 March, 5:00 – 7:00 pm CET

Plastic Pollution in the Southern Ocean: A Global Outlook

Plastic pollution has reached even the Southern Ocean, regarded as one of the most pristine wildernesses on our planet. This event will discuss innovative solutions and mitigating actions to tackle plastic pollution within a global-scale perspective.

10 March, 6:00 – 8:30 pm CET

A Sustainable Blue Economy For A Healthy, Resilient Ocean

For a healthier future, we need to ensure that ocean-based economic activities are sustainable. This workshop will help raise awareness around the environmental, social and economic importance of fostering a sustainable blue economy.

10 March, 8:00 – 9:15 pm CET

Catch of the Day

Where is your fish coming from and how is it being caught? Join the first of two panel sessions on sustainable fisheries management and global fish consumption. Explore your local fish supply chain and add your data to our global fish stock survey.

10 March, 8:00 – 10:00 pm CET

Fostering Stronger Preparedness before Oil Spills

Resiliency demands robust preparedness to contend with industrial accidents to protect biodiversity sentinel & umbrella species such as marine turtles & their critical habitats. The more nations marine turtles connect, the greater the need to network

10 March, 9:30 – 10:30 pm CET

Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms

Mr Anatoly Alexanin, Doctor of Technical Sciences, will speak on his project of satellite monitoring of harmful algal blooms in the North Pacific based on international collaboration with scientists from China, the Republic of Korea, Russia & Japan.

10 March, 11:00 pm – 11 March, 2:00 am CET

Coastal Ecosystems and their Biodiversity in Panama | Ecosistemas costeros y su biodiversidad en Panamá

Welcome to UMIP. We will present projects carried out by our researchers and students along with allies from government, NGOs and international organizations showing Panama’s contribution to healthy and resilient oceans. 

11 March, 0:00 (midnight) – 1:00 am CET

Navigator: Guide to Our Regulatory Seascape

This event will showcase the ProtectedSeas Navigator, an open database of marine protected and managed areas, for consideration as an Ocean Decade program. Navigator provides regulatory data for over 18,000 areas in more than 109 countries. 

11 March, 2:00 – 4:00 am CET

Ecosystem-based Management in Aotearoa New Zealand

Co-creation of knowledge is important for meaningful change and science alone is not enough. We illustrate a line-of-sight towards a healthy and resilient ocean via EBM, drawing on learnings from the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.


11 March, 3:00 – 7:00 am CET

Ecosystem Services & Monitoring in Asia Pacific

This session will introduce the ecosystem monitoring program and the marine ecosystem services (NCPs) assessment in our region. In
particular, we expect to enhance collaboration with AP MBON and Marine
Life 2030 programs.

11 March, 8:00 – 10:00 am CET

Ocean Acidification and Multiple Stressors

A healthy and resilient ocean relies on mitigating and adapting to multiple environmental stressors. This event will present concepts and tools, highlight classic misconceptions and discuss the science we need to successfully implement solutions.

11 March, 9:00 – 10:15 am CET

Global Partnership Launches to Spearhead PlasticPolicy

An 85% reduction in plastic waste? That’s a reason to feel hopeful. Join us to find out more about Plastic Drawdown, the rapid, cost-effective & user-friendly approach to creating ambitious plastic pollution policy that is scaling to 10new countries.

11 March, 10:00am – 12:00 noon CET

A Healthy Ocean - Smart Solutions & Technologies

Hear researchers, industry, politics and NGOs about how a healthy and resilient ocean can be achieved by mapping, measuring and protecting marine ecosystems - e.g. 3D printed coral reefs, measurement of biodiversity via DNA analysis and many more.

11 March, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CET

Global Actions to beat Marine Pollution

We have known about Marine Pollution for decades, but it still presents problems globally. Why? And what can we do? Learning from the past we will discuss tactics to reduce Marine Pollution now!

11 March, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon CET

A Global Ocean Oxygen Decade

Join us, the Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) for this event, highlighting the Global Ocean Oxygen Decade. You will be introduced you to the outcomes and and activities planned within the framework of GOOD.

11 March, 10:30 – 11:15 am CET

Sustainable Management of Marine Plastic Waste in South India

We present an overview of our initiative on reinstating the coastal environment by creating a circular economy model to clean up marine plastic debris, thereby bridging the gap between the scientific domain and the local community.

11 March 12:00 noon – 2.00 pm CET

SeCuRe–Seascape Connectivity for Resilient Ecosystem Restoration

Our Activity is a solution using the idea of nature-based solutions to support restoration of another ecosystem. We will accelerate the collaboration between companies, (local) knowledge institutes, community groups, NGOs, funding bodies & IMDC.

11 March, 12:30 – 1:30 pm CET

Marine Protected Areas in Brazil

This webinar will present the First National Diagnosis of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and promote the meeting of community leaders, scientists and the public sector to discuss what we can do to achieve a healthy and resilient ocean.

11 March, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CET

Surfstainable Community – Water Sports for Science

A talk with experts from different fields to promote the participation of people involved in slide water sports to become ambassadors for the protection of the sea by means of scientific activities addressing data collection in marine ecosystems.