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9 April 2024,17:00–18:30 CEST, Barcelona

The Data we need for the Ocean we care for

Satellite Event at the 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference
2024 Ocean Decade

Data collection, analysis and application are key enablers for ocean data innovation. Data integration/interoperability is needed.

With input from EMODnet, Copernicus Marine and leading marine research infrastructures, Blue-Cloud 2026 is contributing to the open science transformation by an easier discovery and access of blue data, open to all to implement open science and AI. The workshop will be opened by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and Directorate-General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).

Best practices of marine data federation from the Blue-Cloud 2026 and the iMAGINE European projects will be showcased.

The OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) and the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) of IOC/UNESCO will dive into the education and training needs to ensure data management practices and standards are put in place at a global level.

The DITTO Programme will complement with insights from the global efforts to build awareness around ensuring cross-regional data sharing towards the development of digital twins of the ocean.

About the UN Ocean Decade Conference

Hosted by Spain and co-organised with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), the 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference will take place on 10-12 April 2024 in the coastal city of Barcelona. It will be a 3-day, in-person event co-led with a range of partners: Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council through the Barcelona Capital Náutica Foundation, and the Spanish National Ocean Decade Committee, which is led by the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Spanish Research Council (CSIC).

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