2017 Symposium Presentations

Day 1: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Welcome and Introductory Keynotes

Making Ocean Observations Matter

Craig McLean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The Group on Earth Observations

Douglas Cripe , GEO Secretariat 

The Group on Earth Observations "Oceans and Society: Blue Planet" Initiative

Sophie Seeyave, Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans

Session 1: The Changing Oceans

Observing the Changing Ocean

David Legler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Understanding Sea Level Change on Global and Local Scales

Benjamin Hamlington, Old Dominion University

The Changing Cryosphere and Impact on Regional Sea Level

Isabella Velicogna, University of California, Irvine

Session 2: Threats from Pollution, Warming and Acidification

Marine Pollution: Status, Trends and Opportunities

Christopher Corbin, UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme

Marine Pollution and the Toxic Legacy of Our Consumer Culture

Susan Shaw, Marine & Environmental Research Institute

Ocean Warming and Acidification: Present Conditions and Future Projections

Richard Feely, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Societal Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Warming

Jan Newton, University of Washington

Lunchtime Presentation 

The Open Data Cube and Coastal Applications

Jonathan Ross, Geosciences Australia 

Session 3: Processes and Life at the Interfaces with the Oceans

Corals and Climate Change: A Shifting Landscape of Risk

Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech

Tracking Carbon and Nitrogen Pollution from Headwaters to Coasts

Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland, College Park

Session 4: Sustainable use of Ocean Resources

COVERAGE: CEOS Ocean Variables Enabling Research and Applications

Eric Lindstrom, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service: Its Use for Marine Resource Applications

Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Mercator Ocean

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON): A Global Partnership for the Systematic Study of Life in the Sea

Frank Muller-Karger, University of South Florida

Incentivizing Sustainable Fisheries Management on a Global Scale: The Role of Markets and Science

Werner Kiene, Marine Stewardship Council

Day 2: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Introductory Keynote

Space for Blue Growth: A glimpse at the ESA-WB Partnership Focusing on Marine and Coastal Resources Management

Christoph Aubrecht, World Bank

Session 5: Services and Information for Healthy Ecosystems and Food Security

Advancing Aquaculture in a Changing World

Megan Davis, Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

The use of Earth Observation Data for Decision Support and the Management of Fisheries Resources in West Africa

Kwame Adu Agyekum, University of Ghana

The Economic Benefits and Impacts of Sustaining the Global Ocean

Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia

Lunchtime Presentation 

Global Ecological Marine Units (EMUs): An Environmental Stratification of the Ocean

Roger Sayer, United States Geological Survey

Session 6: Services and Information for Coastal Communities 

Earth Observation Data and Information for Mitigation of Vulnerability to Climatic Hazards of Coastal Areas

Chide Ibe, University of Port Harcourt

Building a Futures assessment process to identify pathways to sustainability for coastal communities

Martin Le Tissier, Future Earth Coasts
Marine Monitoring for Evidence-based Action in Two Small Island Developing States: Barbados and Grenada

Kristin Qui, Yale University

Climate services as a model for deriving value from earth observation for coastal management

Maria Manez Cost, Climate Service Center Germany

Day 3: Friday, June 2, 2017

Session 7: Services and Information for the Blue Economy

Opening Comments 

 Ralph Rayner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Ocean Economy in 2030

Claire Jolly, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Contribution of Ocean Observations to Weather Forecast and Climate Projection Skill

John Siddorn, Met Office

The Impact of Ocean Observations on Wind and Wave Models for Application in the Offshore Industry

Andrew Cox, Oceanweather Inc.

The Impact of Ocean Observations on Risk Models for Application in the Reinsurance Industry

Dail Rowe, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.

Lunchtime Presentation 

Earth Observation Processing and Analytics Services

Lauryn Gutowski, EOS Data Analytics, Inc. 

Session 8: Services and Information for Maritime Awareness

Opening Comments 

Samy Djavidnia, European Maritime Safety Agency

Collaborative Arctic Observations 

Vera Metcalf, Eskimo Walrus Commission

Use of Satellite Data and Information for Monitoring Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Activities

Mark Richardson, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Reinforcing and Moving Beyond Pacific SIDS Monitoring of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries Activities

James Movick, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency