Satellite Activities

15 September, 11:30 pm – 17 September, 3:00 pm CEST

Blue Planet Hackathon

The Blue Planet Hackathon opens a call to ocean-related students and professionals to take action and think technological solutions as a response to Ocean Decade challenges.

15 September, 11:30 pm – 16 September, 2:30 am CEST

The Mexican Mangrove Monitoring System (SMMM)

We aim to examine the advance generated about SMMM, through a dynamic tour of four web resources. Participants can learn about the distribution of mangroves using a map and view analyses of public participation in mangrove conservation.

15 September, 12:00 am – 17 September, 8:00 pm CEST

OpenOceanCloud: A New Approach to Data & Computing

Join the global discussion to define the future of open-source cyberinfrastructure for ocean science through this 44-hour open, community brainstorming session.

16 September, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm CEST

Collaboration: A Flowchart to Improve Ocean Models

Models are vital for predicting change in ocean biogeochemistry. The marine system is intricate but no process influences every  function and no model can reproduce every process. How do you determine if a process needs to be included in your model?

16 September, 10:00 am - 17 September, 7:00 pm CEST

Predicting the Future of Coral Reefs using AI

In this hackathon, we aim to understand how machine learning and big data of marine ecosystems, like coral reefs, can play an important role in preserving these incredible resources.

16 September, 12:00 am – 2:00 am CEST

Vaka Moana: A Predicted and Observed Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is a major driver of the global climate. It is also the home of the Pacific Islander. This lab will take us on a tour along the main ocean current features of the Pacific, stopping along the way at different Pacific Islands.

16 September, 4:00 – 6:00 am CEST

Engaging the Public with the Ocean Forecasting System

This program provides basic information on ocean forecasting – what it is and what data and information you can get from it. This is a hands-on workshop that will guide you all the way through the easy and accessible ocean forecast website.

16 September, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CEST

Developing Deep-Sea Ecosystem Models

What data should the deep-sea biology community focus on collecting over the Ocean Decade in order to support the development of deep-sea ecosystem models to enable scenario testing and evidence-based decision-making? Join our panel discussion.

16 September, 1:00 – 3:00 pm CEST

Designing Observing Systems for Ocean Boundaries

The activity aims to converge on a recommended framework for sustained global boundary-current observing systems to ultimately become an element of the GOOS, connecting open ocean-shelf in-situ and satellite observations and modelling systems.

16 September, 12:00 – 3:00 pm CEST

Engaging Society Beyond Data Collection

The challenges of ocean monitoring require data from everywhere at all times, we need to involve society in all steps of the process to achieve the information necessary to implement evidence-based policies in coastal and ocean management.

16 September, 3:00 – 4:00 pm CEST

IHO's S-100 Framework: An All-Embracing Data Model

A variety of disciplines gather and use ocean data. This event will discuss how the IHO universal data model can ensure data from different sources is consistent and interoperable, thereby amplifying its impact and increasing our knowledge.

16 September, 4:00 – 5:30 pm CEST

Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability

An overview of GOA-ON’s UN Ocean Decade-endorsed "Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability" program (OARS) and a community discussion. We invite you to engage in the discussion to increase capacity in OA monitoring and research efforts.

16 September, 5:00 – 8:00 pm CEST

Deep Ocean Observing for a Predicted Ocean

Dive deep! Current and future leaders explore future directions in deep ocean observing – societal needs and scientific gaps, coordination between deep sea biologists and modelers, and the future of tech in the deep.

16 September, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CEST

Ocean Observations, Predictions, Climate Emergency

Ocean predictions & observations in response to the climate emergency: Showcasing the link between ocean observations, climate models and climate services. Highlighting their importance for decision-making and for responding to the climate emergency.

16 September, 6:00 – 8:00 pm CEST

Modeling and Prediction of Ocean Ambient Sound

Understanding sound in the ocean is critical to support users of, and life within, the ocean. We will describe the challenges to understanding underwater soundscapes and the potential hazards of not addressing important research issues.  

16 September, 6:00 – 9:00 pm CEST

Engaging Stakeholders in Decade Programs

Over half of the endorsed Decade programs involve ocean observing and it is critical that we execute effective stakeholder engagement strategies by the end of the Decade. This event will begin that process with program leads and interested parties.

16 September, 7:30 – 9:00 pm CEST

The Future of Rio's Marine Ecosystems

The webinar will discuss present and future scenarios of the marine ecosystems of Rio de Janeiro, how the local population affects and is affected by changes in these ecosystems, and strengthening the dialogue between scientists and stakeholders.

16 September, 9:00 – 11:00 pm CEST

Predicting Emiliana Huxleyi Blooms

Iodysseus will share its ongoing work related to predicting Emiliana Huxleyi blooms in the Bay of Biscay. The goal of the webinar is to discuss the opportunity to extend this work to other species and parts of the world.

16 September, 11:00 pm – 17 September, 12:00 am CEST

Open Access to the GTS

The Open Access to the GTS project can significantly increase the volume of near-real-time data that is exchanged globally with operational centers to improve forecasts and can be a relevant partner for many UN Decade programs and activities.

16 September, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CEST and 17 September, 12:00 am – 2:00 am CEST

Co-Designing an Integrated Ocean Observing System

This Satellite Activity will provide an introduction and interactive opportunity for feedback and input from the community on the GOOS UN Decade programs Ocean Observing Co-Design and CoastPredict, and OceanPredict’s ForeSea program.

17 September, 12:00 am – 1:00 am CEST

Colombian Scientific Expeditions & the Ocean Decade

Connecting resources and capacities to make our oceans predictable, based on scientific and traditional knowledge

16 September, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CEST and 17 September, 1:00 – 2:00 am CEST

Air-Sea Interactions Strategy for a Predicted Ocean

This fun and creative activity will help form teams within each of the Observing Air- Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) themes that will act as the lifeblood for making OASIS goals a reality. Help launch the OASIS for a predictable ocean!

17 September, 2:00 – 6:00 am CEST

East Asian Workshop on a Predicted Ocean

Deepening understanding of the ocean and climate system and improving their prediction ability; Initiating cooperation among Asian countries; Enhancing our ability to reduce and prevent ocean-related natural hazards through accurate prediction.

17 September, 8:00 – 10:00 am CEST

Increasing Representation in the Marine Sciences

In this workshop, we will ensure that all stakeholders are engaged, especially those marginalized groups who rarely participate. Our objective is to identify a more balanced stakeholder audience for the UN Ocean Decade.

17 September, 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm CEST

Observing the Oceans: A Public Webinar

What secrets lie beneath the waves? Scientists supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation tell us about the studies they are conducting and the technology they use to unravel the secrets of the ocean.

17 September, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm CEST

The Blue Economy and the Digital Twin of the Ocean

Predicting the ocean – hear researchers, industries and NGOs on the importance of increasing our knowledge by measuring crucial ocean parameters and why collaboration for a digital ocean twin is essential to create a sustainable blue economy.

17 September, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CEST

EuroSea – Sea Level Rise Uncertainty (decisions)

Join us for a EuroSea interactive workshop, explore the uncertainty of the IPCC sea level rise scenarios, and examine the economic impacts from thousands of flood simulations, considering sea levels, waves and inland flooding.

17 September, 2:00 – 2:45 pm CEST

Hydrography and Mapping for the Ocean Decade

Learn more about the world of hydrography and mapping! This activity will focus on the importance and real-life uses of hydrography today and in the future, tools available to the public, and next steps on an endorsed UN Decade Contribution.

17 September, 3:00 – 5:00 pm CEST

Tel Aviv – Is it a Digital Twin Ocean City?

This event will present the City of Tel Aviv as a use case on collecting ocean data and reporting conditions, with experts evaluating a potential early prototype of a Digital Twin Ocean City.

17 September, 4:00 – 6:30 pm CEST

Ocean Shocks: Key Issues for Equity and Justice

This event will examine how ocean prediction can support equitable and just societal responses to a changing ocean, by considering the impacts of sudden shocks to ocean-dependent communities.

17 September, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CEST

Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing U.S. Waters

Join high-level U.S. & international representatives in a discussion of how an ambitious initiative to map, explore and characterize U.S. waters by 2040 will advance ocean-based climate solutions and tie into international programs like Seabed 2030.