Ocean Visions Summit 2021 - Special Event
07 Mai 2021 / Mindelo
Ocean Visions Summit 2021 featuring special event on Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring
The global Ocean Visions Summit 2021 will be hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA and takes place online May 18-21. This year, the summit is dedicated to the theme "towards a global ecosystem for ocean solutions". The aim of this global event is to bring together a multi-sector community of scientists with organizations from the private and public sector to develop approaches and advance solutions to tackle the major ocean and climate challenges. In order to achieve these aims, the summit programme is set up comprehensively and consists of six sessions and special events. A special feature of this year's summit is that besides the main organiser Scripps, four other campuses are co-organising the event. Co-organising campuses are in Hobart (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa), Mindelo (Cabo Verde), and Kiel (Germany). We are particularly delighted that the Cabo Verde campus is the Ocean Science Center Mindelo (OSCM). For details on the Ocean Visions Summit organisers, co-organisers and the programme see here.
During the summit, the OSCM will organise and host the special event "Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring - Cabo Verde and South Africa Collaboration". This African campus takes place online on May 19, see the programme details here. The overarching aims of the special event are to share local knowledge and experience and to develop standards for coastal monitoring programmes for African coasts. Human capacity devel-opment, strengthening of local university programmes and institutional capacities are further topics. As part of the event, experts from the field will give presentations on the focus theme, followed by a panel discussion to address important issues and to discuss the approaches of the Cabo Verdean and South African monitoring projects as well as possibilities for expansion. The expert’s panel and the OSCM as co-organiser of the campus are particularly excited about the audiences from the Americas. Experts and co-organiser hope to share their experiences with the Americans and to further expand their network.
The Cape Verde Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Project (CEM_CV) is one of the MeerWissen initiative (African-German Partners for Ocean Knowledge) projects and is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Further information can be found here: https://www.bmz.de/de/entwicklungspolitik/biodiversitaet/meeresschutz/meerwissen-african-german-partners-for-ocean-knowledge-70874 and here https://meerwissen.org/partnership-projects.