Ocean TEDx Event @EUMETSAT

Under the motto “Decoding the blue dot”, EUMETSAT will host a TEDx event tonight, organised by the local RheinMain TEDx group.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

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A panel of high-calibre speakers will share ideas on how to use ocean observations from EUMETSAT’s own missions and the Copernicus satellites the organisation operates on behalf of the European Commission, to illustrate the importance of data analytics, reduce the negative impact on climate and secure our future .

Hayley Evers-King, a marine scientist with Plymouth Marine Laboratory will discuss the history and importance of ocean colour observations delivered by the Copernicus Sentinel 3A satellite;

Kwame Adu-Agyekum, a marine researcher with the University of Ghana will talk about how Earth observation data help monitoring fishing grounds in West Africa;

Remko Scharroo, a remote sensing scientist with EUMETSAT will explain how we can observe sea level changes of 3 mm per year from the satellite’s height of 1300 km;

Pierre-Yves Cousteau of Cousteau Divers will discuss the critical importance of global oceans, major threats they are facing and how to empower citizens to make a positive impact;

Over 200 people are expected to attend the event.

All talks will be streamed live on the internet via Facebook http://bit.ly/2iVBHmz or http://bit.ly/2iLDspY and later hosted on the TEDx YouTube channel.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of an event with speakers making short, inspiring talks (18 minutes or less). At the local level, independent TEDX groups have formed to help share ideas through TEDx events.

About EUMETSAT

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and one Cooperating State (Serbia).

EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat -9, -10 and -11 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean.

EUMETSAT operates two Metop polar-orbiting satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

EUMETSAT is also a partner in the cooperative high precision ocean altimetry Jason missions involving Europe and the United States (Jason-2, Jason-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6).

The data and products from EUMETSAT’s satellites are vital to weather forecasting and make a significant contribution to the monitoring of environment and climate change.

The European Union has entrusted EUMETSAT with exploiting the four Sentinel missions of the Copernicus space component dedicated to the monitoring of atmosphere, ocean and climate on its behalf. EUMETSAT will carry out these tasks in cooperation with ESA.

EUMETSAT has established cooperation with operators of Earth Observation satellites from Europe and China, India, Japan, Russia and the United States.

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