3rd Blue Planet Symposium
Location: College Park, MD, USA
Registrations opens in January 2017
The role of oceans in earth's life-support system
We are pleased to inform you that the 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will be held in College Park, MD, USA, May 31-June 2, 2017. The Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years. The Symposium will address four subthemes:
- The changing oceans
- Processes and life at the interfaces with the oceans
- Sustainable use of ocean resources
- Threats from pollution, warming and acidification
The symposium is open to scientists, researchers, and students from academia, industry and government, users of ocean observation data and information, and other stakeholders engaged in monitoring, understanding and managing the oceans.
Registration will open in January 2017.