Sophie Seeyave

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, United Kingdom

Sophie Seeyave

Dr. Sophie Seeyave is the CEO of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), based at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in the UK. Her scientific background is in phytoplankton ecology, from the University of Southampton.

Since 2009, she has been involved in scientific program management, initially working for the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS). Her current role involves leading the delivery of the POGO program, following the vision set out by the POGO members (oceanographic research institutions in around 30 countries working together toward global ocean observations). POGO’s mission is articulated around 3 pillars: innovation, capacity development and outreach/advocacy.

In her role, she also contributes to the oversight of scientific programs such as the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE), the UN Decade-endorsed program the Ocean Biomolecular Observing Network (OBON), and the GEO Blue Planet Initiative, for which she served as Co-Chair from 2016 to 2020. Seeyave also represents POGO at the international and intergovernmental level – e.g. through participation in GEO, IOC-UNESCO and UNFCCC.

Speakers & Moderators

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Kristin Burmeister

Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography, Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), UK

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Angelika Dummermuth

Science Manager, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

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Karen Evans

Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

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Lucy Gwen Gillis

Engineer Advisor, IMDC, Belgium

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Inda Intiar

Blue Futures Pathways Outreach Coordinator, SOI Foundation, Canada

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Tim Jennerjahn

Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

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Jamaluddin Jompa

Dean, Graduate School of Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia

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Monika Jones

International TV and Conference Host, Germany

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Britta Knefelkamp

Head of Department “Marine Nature Conservation”, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany

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Lilian Anne Krug

Scientific Coordinator, Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean & NF-POGO Alumni Network for the Ocean, Portugal

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Nelson A. Lagos

Director, Centro de Investigación e Innovación para el Cambio Climático, Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile

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Anna Mandel

Visual and Performing Artist & CEO, DEEPWAVE e.V., Germany

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Aisa O. Manlosa

Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

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Alicia Mateos-Cárdenas

Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland

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Kenneth Paul

Member of the Wolastoqey Nation, Canada

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Natalie Prinz

Doctoral Assistant, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa, New Zealand

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Runa Ray

Founder, Sustainable Fashion Workshop, USA

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Vladimir Ryabinin

Executive Secretary, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO 

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Subrata Sarker

Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

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Gregor Scheiffarth

Scientist, Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority; Germany

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Sophie Seeyave

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, United Kingdom

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Alexander Turra

Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Ocean Sustainability (Brazil) and Full Professor, IOUSP, Brazil

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Jacqueline Uku

President, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, Kenya

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Anya Waite

CEO & Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, Canada

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Karen Wiltshire

Vice Director, Alfred Wegener Institute & Director, Biological Station Helgoland, Germany

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Burkard Baschek

Director, German Ocean Museum, Stralsund, Germany

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Dennis Schaper

Manager, Schutzstation Wattenmeer, Sylt, Germany

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Jialin Zhang

Knowledge exchange specialist & project manager, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Germany

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Peter Davies

Coastal and Marine Adviser, Secretariat of Pacific Environmental Programme, Samoa

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Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade

Deputy Director, International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office, Puerto Rico

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Jeanne Izard Everett

Director Programs and Operations, Blue Climate Initiative, Tetiaroa Society, USA

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Oda Keppler

Deputy Director-General „Sustainability, Provision for the Future“ of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

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Annelie Chankiewitz & Sophie Wolff

Pupils, Secondary School "Kippenberg-Gymnasium", Bremen, Germany

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Claudia Schultz

Research Associate, Project Management Jülich, Marine and Maritime Research, Geosciences and Shipping (MGS), Bonn

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Renate Duckat

Science Journalist at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Project Management Jülich, Bonn, Germany