Networking Friday with GEO Blue Planet

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.
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Networking Friday with the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute

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.
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Networking Friday on Ecosystems Health and Resilience with IB-S

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).
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Networking Friday with Konstantinos Topouzelis (UAegean)

On March 19th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, Konstantinos Topouzelis, University of the Aegean, marvelled us with his presentation "Fighting the ocean plastic pollution with the use of satellite images and drone data: Plastic Litter Project (PLP), history and future steps". The moderator was Leah Mupas Segui, who just started a new position with the Pew Charitable Trusts as part of their Preventing Ocean Plastics research team.
Jim Costopulos

Networking Friday with Jim Costopulos (Global Oceans)

On March 12th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we had Jim Costopulos, CEO and Founder of Global Oceans, who talked about The Future of Ocean Science: Building Scale and International Collaboration. The Moderator was Charles J. Vörösmarty, Founding Director of the Environmental Sciences Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).
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Networking Friday on Science for All with Ciencia Viva

On March 5th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have a very exciting Networking Friday on Science for Kids with Ciência Viva. This session will bring together young scientists who will share with us their ideas and projects for a better future. Rosalia Vargas, president of Cienvia Viva will open the session and then Ana Noronha will moderate a lively session on space, climate change and the ocean with young people from Ciência Viva projects.
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Networking Friday with the Fulbright Portugal Program

On February 26th, 2020, 1-3 PM UTC, we will learn more about America’s flagship international exchange program, the Fulbright Program, which is managed in Portugal since 1960 by the binational Fulbright Commission-Portugal. Through unique educational and cultural exchange programs, Fulbright’s diverse and dynamic network of scholars, alumni and partner institutions fosters mutual understanding between the United States and Portugal, shares knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the world. Established in 2017, the Fulbright Award in Space, Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate, Energy and Data Science / AIR Centre, with the support of FCT, offers the opportunity for U.S. Scholars to research in disciplines within the scope of AIR Centre’s research agenda – Marine Resources and Biodiversity; Healthy and clean Oceans; Earth observation from deep ocean to near Space; mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change; sustainable Energy systems and Data Science – with a focus on innovation and creative approaches in multi-national research networks.

Networking Friday with Simonetta Di Pippo (UNOOSA)

On February 19th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Her presentation, titled "#buildbackbetter: Space technology for economic development", will dive into how space data, technology and applications can be a transformative force for economy, based on the initial findings of the Space Economy Initiative.
David Obura

Networking Friday with David Obura (CORDIO East Africa)

On February 12th, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have David Obura, Founding Director of CORDIO East Africa. In this talk David will outline how coral reef biodiversity observation and monitoring networks, and networks of communities, practitioners and scientists engaged in coral reefs, may provide a foundation for the multiscale decision-making that will be needed to give reefs the best future possible. As a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for climate change, learning from coral reefs may also provide signposts towards sustainability relevant to other ecosystems that are critical for people and planet, from local up to global levels.
Marco Tedesco

Networking Friday with Marco Tedesco (LDEO, Columbia University)

On March 5th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we had Marco Tedesco, Lamont Research Professor, Marine Geology & Geophysics , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) at The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and Adjunct Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). He will discuss the cost of floods and how rising waters will reshape our lives and our economy. The moderator was Jose Luiz Moutinho, Chief Business & Networking Officer, AIR Centre