On April 16th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, Emily Smail, Executive Director of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative, and Audrey Hasson, Head of the GEO Blue Planet European Office, will introduce the GEO Blue Planet initiative and showcase on-going success stories from 4 different thematic Working Groups. They will highlight how GEO Blue Planet identifies data and information gaps, provides network and coordination support and supports best practices covering a wide range of topics such as eutrophication, sargassum, marine litter and oil spill. The moderator was Leah Mupas Segui, Senior Associate with the Pew Charitable Trusts.
About Jose Luiz Moutinho
Biologist, with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology, graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1981; Architect, graduated from Santa Ursula University in Rio de Janeiro, in 1988, with equivalence conferred by the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1989; Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management from the Institute of Innovation, Technology and Development Policies (IN+) of Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) in 2005. Currently he is the Chief Business and Network Developer for the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre).
On April 9th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, Miguel Bessa Pacheco, Technical Director, and João Vitorino, Oceanographer, will tell us how the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute (Instituto Hidrográfico) contributes to expand the scientific knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Image taken by NASA’s Terra using the MODIS instrument on March 30, 2021 showing a plume of dust heading from North Africa to the Iberian Peninsula.
Young people partying all night long during 2019 early summer while waiting for the sunrise at the espectacular Leblon Beach.
On March 26th, 2021, 1-3 PM UTC, Claudia Pascoal and Filipe Costa, from the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability (IB-S ) at the University of Minho, Portugal, will share with us their perspective on next-generation environmental monitoring and management for ecosystems health and resilience. The moderator will be Eduardo Pereira (IB-S).
On October 28-29, 2020, thousands of people gathered again to watch the best big wave surfers from all over the world. The massive swell was brought to Nazaré courtesy of Hurricane Epsilon.
Full moon at the Port of Sao Mateus da Calheta, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.
Pico is one of the nine islands from the Azores archipelago. This photograph was taken at 2,351 meters of altitude during sunrise when the author climbed the Pico mountain, in the summer of 2020.
Image of the Day | March 18, 2021 | Muizenberg Beach, South Africa | Muizenberg Beach is located in False Bay, about 20 km from Cape Town. It is well-known for multi-coloured wooden beach huts.