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2nd Blue Planet Symposium

Event date(s): Wednesday 27th May 2015  –  Friday 29th May 2015

Location: Cairns, Australia

Following the success of the inaugural Blue Planet Symposium held in Ilhabela, Brazil in 2012, we are pleased to inform you the 2nd Symposium will be held in Cairns, Australia, May 27-29 2015.

The 2nd Symposium seeks to bring ocean observations to users by connecting leaders and representatives of various international organisations and networks, research scientists and postdoctoral and graduate students to

  • Learn about the various relevant on-going activities
  • Coordinate better the ocean-related tasks within Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
  • Speak with a collective voice to GEO member nations and participating organisations
  • Raise awareness of societal benefits of ocean observations to the broader community, targeting in particular policy makers and funding agencies
  • Seek new avenues for enhancing implementation of ocean observation systems and
  • Promote capacity building globally, especially in developing countries.


The call for presentation and poster abstracts is now open and we encourage your submissions around the Blue Planet Components. See http://www.blueplanetsymposium.com/abstracts.html for further details.

Abstract submissions deadline has been extended to 27 February, 2015.

The symposium program will be organised according to the Blue Planet Components:

  1. Sustained Ocean Observations (C1)
  2. Sustained Ecosystems and Food Security (C2)
  3. Ocean Forecasting and Services (C3)
  4. Services for the Coastal Zone (C4)
  5. Ocean Climate and Carbon (C5)
  6. Developing Capacity and Social Awareness (C6)