An introduction to the ‘Oceans and Society: Blue Planet’ initiative

Smail, Emily A., DiGiacomo, Paul M., Seeyave, Sophie, Djavidnia, Samy, Celliers, Louis, Le Traon, Pierre-Yves, Gault, Jeremy, Escobar-Briones, Elva, Plag, Hans-Peter, Pequignet, Christine, Bajona, Lenore, Zhang, Li, Pearlman, Jay, Steven, Andy, Hodge, Jonathan, Racault, Marie Fanny ORCID:, Storlazzi, Curt, Skirving, William, Hoeke, Ron, Marra, John, van Dongeren, Ap, Muller-Karger, Frank, Cripe, Douglas and Takaki, Daniel (2019) An introduction to the ‘Oceans and Society: Blue Planet’ initiative. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 12 (sup2). S1-S11. ISSN 1755-876X

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We live on a blue planet, and Earth’s waters benefit many sectors of society. The future of our blue planet is increasingly reliant on the services delivered by marine, coastal and inland waters and on the advancement of effective, evidence-based decisions on sustainable development. ‘Oceans and Society: Blue Planet’ is an initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that aims to ensure the sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. The initiative works to advance and exploit synergies among the many observational programmes devoted to ocean and coastal waters; to improve engagement with a variety of stakeholders for enhancing the timeliness, quality and range of information delivered; and to raise awareness of the societal benefits of ocean observations at the public and policy levels. This paper summarises the role of the initiative, current activities and considerations for future directions.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: The work was in part supported by the Ocean Remote Sensing (ORS) Program of the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). We thank the Steering Committee, Advisory Board and Working Groups of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative for their contributions, support and guidance. We also acknowledge the valuable feedback provided by three anonymous reviewers. The scientific results and conclusions, as well as any views or opinions expressed herein, are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the US Government.
Uncontrolled Keywords: group on earth observations,marine biodiversity observation network (mbon),ocean best practices,ocean observations,oceans and society: blue planet,science for society,user engagement,oceanography,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1910
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 11:34
DOI: 10.1080/1755876x.2019.1634959

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