On January 13th, 2023, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have the Marine Biodiversity Networking Friday with ProtectedSeas. Virgil Zetterlind, Director, and Deirdre Brannigan, Communications and Community Engagement Liaison will present Protected Sea's work on using regulatory data to inform marine spatial planning efforts.
On December 9th, 2022, 1-2 PM UTC we will have the Marine Biodiversity Networking Friday on Bio-GO-SHIP: Expanding biological ocean observations for plankton ecosystem science and monitoring to the global scale. Global-scale Ocean observing programs such as JGOFS, WOCE, and GO-SHIP have been operational since the late 1970s and have provided invaluable insights into changes in ocean heat content, oxygen loss, ventilation, and penetration of anthropogenic carbon. However, there has been no such global-scale monitoring of the upper ocean plankton community and metabolism, which are fundamental in driving important biogeochemical cycles.
On September 16th, 2022, 1-2 PM UTC, Dr. Zacharie Sohou will guide us through the relevant work at the service of development that has been developed by the Institut de Recherches Halieutiques et Océanologiques du Bénin (Benin Fisheries and Oceanological Research Institute - IRHOB).
On September 9th, 2022, 8-9 AM JST we will have a dedicated session on the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Karen Evans will present on Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs), within a Global Ocean Observation System, to provide a better understanding of marine life to meet universal goals in sustainable development and conservation and Dr Sanae Chiba will present on the role of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) as an intergovernmental organization established for promoting science collaboration in the North Pacific. Through the implementation of the UNDOS-endorsed programme, SmartNet, PICES is keen to expand its partnership network beyond the North Pacific and toward diverse communities. But can PICES mobilize the network to contribute to global biodiversity monitoring and how?
On July 1, 11:00-13:00 UTC we had a fantastic Networking Friday on Ocean Literacy with iFADO. As part of the INTERREG Atlantic Area iFADO project, a citizen science action was designed to release a fleet of miniboats from each country of the European Atlantic façade.
On June 24, 2022, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have a Networking Friday on Scientific Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges for Iberomerica and the Caribbean with Stefany Palacio de la Cruz, Internationalization Leader at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia (Minciencias), Jose Luiz Moutinho, Chief Business & Networking Officer at the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre), and Carlos Mario Zuluaga, Director of the Regional Office of the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) in Colombia.
On Friday 17 June 2022, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have a very motivating session on how to bring young people to the fascinating world of science in Latin American and the Caribbean. Joaquin Leguia Orezzoli (ANIA) will talk about TiNi: Land of Girls, boys and young people and Clara Beatriz Ocampo Duran (Minciencias) will present the ONDAS program, which shows students that science is made by ordinary people who are curious and look for ways to find solutions. This session will be moderated by Nicolás Reyes (UNESCO).