Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

07:40 – 08:30

Registration

Welcome and Introductory Keynotes

08:30 – 08:35

Welcome and Opening Comments

Paul DiGiacomo, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

08:35 – 08:40

Welcome from the University of Maryland 

James Carton, University of Maryland

08:40 – 09:00

Remarks by NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Craig McLean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

09:00 – 09:15

The Group on Earth Observations

Douglas Cripe , GEO Secretariat 

09:15 – 09:30

The Group on Earth Observations "Oceans and Society: Blue Planet" Initiative

Sophie Seeyave, Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans

Session 1: The Changing Oceans

Session Co-chairs: Sinead Farrell, University of Maryland & Eric Lindstrom, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

09:30 – 09:35

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

Sinead Farrell, University of Maryland

Eric Lindstrom, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

09:35 – 09:45

Observing the Changing Ocean

David Legler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

09:45 – 10:05

Understanding Sea Level Change on Global and Local Scales

Benjamin Hamlington, Old Dominion University

10:05 – 10:25

The Changing Cryosphere and Impact on Regional Sea Level

Isabella Velicogna, University of California, Irvine

10:25 –  10:45

Arctic Ocean Dynamics and Links to the Global Oceans

Mary-Louise Timmermans, Yale University

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 

Panel Discussion

Session 2: Threats from Pollution, Warming and Acidification

Session Co-Chairs: Jan Newton, University of Washington & Emily Smail, University of Maryland

11:30 – 11:40

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

Jan Newton, University of Washington

Emily Smail, University of Maryland

11:40 – 11:55

Marine Pollution: Status, Trends and Opportunities

Christopher Corbin, UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme

11:55 – 12:10

Marine Pollution and the Toxic Legacy of Our Consumer Culture

Susan Shaw, Marine & Environmental Research Institute

12:10 - 12:25

Ocean Warming and Acidification: Present Conditions and Future Projections

Richard Feely, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

12:25 - 12:40

Societal Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Warming

Jan Newton, University of Washington

12:40 - 13:10

Panel Discussion

13:10 – 14:10

13:40 – 14:10

Lunch and Lunchtime Presentation 

The Open Data Cube and Coastal Applications

 

Jonathan Ross, Geosciences Australia 

Session 3: Processes and Life at the Interfaces with the Oceans

Session Co-Chairs: Katja Fennel, Dalhousie University; Nico Caltabiano, Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change & Anton Post, Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute 

14:10 – 14:20

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

 Anton Post, Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute  
14:20 – 14:50

Corals and Climate Change: A Shifting Landscape of Risk

Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech

14:50 – 15:20

Tracking Carbon and Nitrogen Pollution from Headwaters to Coasts

Sujay Kaushal, University of Maryland, College Park

15:20 – 15:50

Panel Discussion

Session 4: Sustainable use of Ocean Resources

Session Co-chairs: Gabrielle Canonico, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration & Tim Moltmann, University of Tasmania

15:50 – 16:00

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

Gabrielle Canonico, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Tim Moltmann, University of Tasmania

16:00 – 16:15

COVERAGE: CEOS Ocean Variables Enabling Research and Applications

Eric Lindstrom, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

16:15 – 16:30

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service: Its Use for Marine Resource Applications

Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Mercator Ocean

16:30 – 16:45

The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON): A Global Partnership for the Systematic Study of Life in the Sea

Frank Muller-Karger, University of South Florida

16:45 – 17:00

Incentivizing Sustainable Fisheries Management on a Global Scale: The Role of Markets and Science

Werner Kiene, Marine Stewardship Council

17:00 – 17:30

Panel Discussion

18:00 – 19:30

Poster Session

 

Day 2: Thursday, June 1, 2017

08:00 – 08:40

Registration

Introductory Keynote

08:40 – 09:00

Remarks from the World Bank on Marine Management Programs 

Christoph Aubrecht, World Bank

Session 5: Services and Information for Healthy Ecosystems and Food Security

Session Co-Chairs: Kwame Adu Agyekum, University of Ghana & Andy Steven, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

09:00 – 09:10

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

Andy Steven, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

09:10 – 09:30

Advancing Aquaculture in a Changing World

Megan Davis, Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

09:30 – 09:50

The use of Earth Observation Data for Decision Support and the Management of Fisheries Resources in West Africa

Kwame Adu Agyekum, University of Ghana

09:50 – 10:10

The Economic Benefits and Impacts of Sustaining the Global Ocean

Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia

10:10 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30

Facilitated Discussion

12:30 – 13:30

13:00 – 13:30 

Lunch and Lunchtime Presentation 

Global Ecological Marine Units (EMUs): An Environmental Stratification of the Ocean

 

Roger Sayer, United States Geological Survey

Session 6: Services and Information for Coastal Communities 

Session Co-Chairs: Louis Celliers, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research & J. Ru Morrison, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

13:30 – 13:40

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

Louis Celliers, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, South Africa

J. Ru Morrison, Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

13:40 – 13:55

Earth Observation Data and Information for Mitigation of Vulnerability to Climatic Hazards of Coastal Areas

Chide Ibe, University of Port Harcourt

13:55 – 14:10

Building a Futures assessment process to identify pathways to sustainability for coastal communities

Martin Le Tissier, Future Earth Coasts
14:10 - 14:25

Marine Monitoring for Evidence-based Action in Two Small Island Developing States: Barbados and Grenada

Kristin Qui, Yale University

14:25 - 14:40

Climate services as a model for deriving value from earth observation for coastal management

Maria Manez Cost, Climate Service Center Germany

14:40 - 15:00

Coffee Break 

15:00 – 17:00

Facilitated Discussion

17:00 – 17:45

Review of Status, Priorities, Potential Projects and Partnership Opportunities

 

Day 3: Friday, June 2, 2017

08:00 – 08:30

Registration

Session 7: Services and Information for the Blue Economy

Session Co-chairs: Ralph Rayner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration & Pierre-Yves La Traon, Mercator Océan, France

08:30 – 08:40

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

 Ralph Rayner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
08:40 – 09:00

The Ocean Economy in 2030

Claire Jolly, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

09:00 – 09:20

The Contribution of Ocean Observations to Weather Forecast and Climate Projection Skill

John Siddorn, Met Office

09:20 – 09:40

The Impact of Ocean Observations on Wind and Wave Models for Application in the Offshore Industry

 

Andrew Cox, Oceanweather Inc.

09:40 – 10:00

The Impact of Ocean Observations on Risk Models for Application in the Reinsurance Industry

Dail Rowe, WeatherPredict Consulting Inc.

10:00 – 10:20 

Q & A   
10:20 – 10:40

Coffee Break

10:40 – 12:00

Facilitated Discussion

12:00 – 13:00

12:30 – 13:00 

Lunch and Lunchtime Presentation 

Earth Observation Processing and Analytics Services

 

Lauryn Gutowski, EOS Data Analytics, Inc. 

Session 8: Services and Information for Maritime Awareness

Session Co-Chairs: Samy Djavidnia, European Maritime Safety Agency & Paul DiGiacomo, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

13:00 – 13:10

Opening Comments and Speaker Introductions

Samy Djavidnia, European Maritime Safety Agency

13:10 – 13:25

Domain Awareness at High Latitudes

Ruth Lane, National Ice Center

13:25 – 13:40

Collaborative Arctic Observations 

Vera Metcalf, Eskimo Walrus Commission

13:40 - 13:55

Use of Satellite Data and Information for Monitoring Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Activities

Mark Richardson, The Pew Charitable Trusts

13:55 - 14:10

Reinforcing and Moving Beyond Pacific SIDS Monitoring of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries Activities

James Movick, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

14:10 - 14:30

Coffee Break 

14:30 – 16:30

Facilitated Discussion

16:30 – 17:15

Review of Status, Priorities, Potential Projects and Partnership Opportunities

17:15 – 17:30

Wrap up and Next Steps