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  • 1.  Requests for Contributions to the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat

    Posted 19 days ago

    Request for Contributions to the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat - Blue Planet, Oceans and Society

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    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet invites government agencies, research institutions and ngos to submit an expression of interest to host a secretariat node or provide resources (secondments or funding for staff/fellows) to the geo blue Planet secretariat's principal office. 

    Submission deadline: February 28, 2019


    About Blue Planet

    We live on a Blue Planet, and Earth's waters benefit many sectors of society. The future of our Blue Planet is increasingly reliant on the services delivered by marine and coastal waters. Maintenance of these services relies on the advancement of effective, evidence-based decisions for sustainable development.

    GEO Blue Planet's mission is to advance and exploit synergies among the many observational programmes devoted to ocean and coastal waters; to improve engagement with a variety of users for enhancing the timeliness, quality and range of services delivered; and to raise awareness of the societal benefits of ocean observations at the public and policy levels.

    We do this by promoting collection of continuous ocean and coastal observations, processing of data into information and linking this information with societal needs. The societal needs feed back into ocean and coastal observation requirements and enhancement or modification of the ocean observation strategy. This requires close working relationships between scientists who collect ocean and coastal observations, those who take these observations and extract information as well as forecast future conditions, and those who use the information and forecasts in the management of our living planet.

    GEO Blue Planet is a network of ocean and coastal-observers, social scientists and end-user representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups, including international and regional organizations, NGOs, national institutes, universities and government agencies. Our experts have a demonstrated capacity to bridge the gap between data and services to deliver usable information that supports informed decision-making toward reaching sustainable development.

    About the Secretariat

    The GEO Blue Planet Secretariat provides scientific and logistical support for GEO Blue Planet activities. The Secretariat will also provide coordination support for activities and develop partnerships. The GEO Blue Planet Secretariat reports to the Steering Committee Co-chairs.

    The principal office is currently hosted by the Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites-Maryland (CICS-MD) in partnership with NOAA in College Park, MD, USA. The overall Director of the secretariat is based at the principle office. A European Secretariat node is under development to be hosted at Mercator Ocean in Toulouse, France.

    In order to effectively support coordination of relevant activities in other regions and to support global coordination and development of thematic activities (e.g., marine biodiversity monitoring), GEO Blue Planet invites government agencies, research institutions and NGOs to submit an expression of interest to host a regional or thematic node of the secretariat. Offers of resource support for the principle secretariat office (secondments or funding support) are also welcome. 

    geoblueplanet.org 


     



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    Emily Smail, Ph.D

    Coordinator
    GEO Blue Planet Secretariat

    Senior Faculty Specialist
    Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
    University of Maryland

    NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (E/RA3)
    5830 University Research Ct.
    College Park, MD 20740
    Phone: 301-683-3371
    Email: Emily.Smail@noaa.gov
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  • 2.  RE: Requests for Contributions to the GEO Blue Planet Secretariat

    Posted 19 days ago
    Dear Sir
    I am from Bangladesh. I am working in a leading research organization of Bangladesh which is also secretariat of Nansen Nabik programme working for Bay of Bengal. Let me know am I eligible to express my interest from my organization to work as reginal secretariat from Bangladesh