EOMAP at the Ocean Decade Conference 2024

Caicos- Turks - SDB with satellite image overlay

EOMAP presents the global bathymetry project at the Ocean Decade Conference in Spain

Session 3 / Challenge 8 will cover a Digital Representation of the Ocean.

EOMAP will present at the UN Ocean Decade Conference on 10-12 April in Barcelona. The event will cover the full range of ocean-related topics, including critical global challenges such as

🌍 climate change,
🌍 food security,
🌍 safeguarding biodiversity,
🌍 sustainable ocean economy,
🌍 pollution, and natural hazards.

EOMAP COO Knut Hartmann will offer a presentation for 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝟴: “𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻”
𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟯 “𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻”
on 𝟭𝟭𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟭𝟲:𝟯𝟬 – 𝟭𝟴:𝟬𝟬 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗺 “𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗢𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻”.

In his presentation, Knut will talk about our contribution to the Ocean Decade by the global coastal bathymetry project, in which we partner with Deltares and GGS Geo Consultancy (GGSgc).

So, how can this project help solve the above challenges? – Well, coastal areas are home to billions of people and centres of manifold other human activities. But they are also known to be biodiversity hotspots, often underestimated carbon sinks, and particularly vulnerable to environmental changes. Their high importance stands in contrast to the lack of knowledge and existing monitoring routines on a global scale.

In the global bathymetry project, we will now provide global coastal bathymetric data to fill this knowledge gap and enrich the Copernicus Marine Service.
Bathymetry – the underwater topography – is a key environmental parameter for a wide range of coastal applications, such as modeling and hazard assessment, seafloor classification, and quantifying habitat loss or carbon storage capacity. The overall target of the project is a more sustainable management of coastal zones.

We look forward to exchanging with the global community on achievements and to setting joint priorities for the future in Barcelona. Let’s continue to strive for the Decade’s motto “𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁”.

Access the programme of the Ocean Decade Conference here.
Learn more about the UN Ocean Decade.


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Caicos- Turks - SDB with satellite image overlay
The image shows Satellite-Derived-Bathymetry (SDB) of Turks & Caicos in the caribbean, overlaid by a satellite image.