Webinar: Remote Sensing and Smart Tech for Marine Litter – Ocean Decade Laboratory Satellite Activity – 18th & 19th November 2021

Description: The satellite event aims to raise awareness, among Member States and stakeholders, about the state-of-the-art capabilities and limitations of remote sensing to support the monitoring and management of marine litter, by means of instruments on board of satellites, aircraft, and drones. Creating this awareness is an essential part to align needs with capabilities and find a common ground for a successful development of the technologies.

We will discuss these needs of the target community, explain the current and near future capabilities, the best available techniques, and agree on a roadmap to match them together, along with the elaboration of a set of actions and recommendations to support their development and fulfilment.


18th November 2021:

13:00/15:00 CET – Part 1:End-users and economic/societal Stakeholders

  • Introductory presentation to the session, Janet Salem, UN/ESCAP
  • Ibu Luckmi Purwandari, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
  • Nicolash Kolesh, Alliance to End Plastic Waste
  • Joana Veiga, Deltares, Netherlands
  • Vitor Verdelho
  • Maria Manuel / Isa Cardoso, Port Authority Aveiro and Figueira da Foz
  • Mariana Mata Lara, AQUA-LIT, Hungary
  • Breakup discussion and summary,  moderated by Janet Salem, UN/ESCAP

17:00/19:00 CET – Part 2a: Science & Technology capabilities (I)

Part 2a – Science & Technology capabilities (I)

  • Introductory presentation to the session, Victor Martinez-Vicente, PML, UK
  • Manuel Arias, CSIC, Spain
  • Shungu Garaba, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Ahmed Gabr, ImageIf, Egypt
  • Chuanmin Hu, USF; USA
  • Els Knaepps, VITO, Belgium
  • Breakup discussion and summary, moderated by Victor Martinez-Vicente

19th November 2021:

13:00/15:00 CET – Part 2b: Science & Technology capabilities (II)

  • Introductory presentation to the session, Shungu Garaba
  • Laia Romero,  Lobelia Earth, Spain
  • Nikolai Maximenko, University of Hawaii, USA
  • Kostas Topouzelis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Caleb Kruse, Earthrise Media, USA
  • Breakup discussion and summary, moderated by Shungu Garaba
  • 19th November 17:00 -19:00 CET

17:00 – 19:00 CET – Part 3: Breakout discussion and Workshop

  • Presentation on Summary of outcomes from previous parts, Manuel Arias, CSIC, Spain and Paolo Corradi, ESA, Netherlands
  • Messages from the global community
  • Round table with experts (chaired Manuel Arias and Paolo Corradi)
  • Conclusions and final key messages

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