Mercator Ocean International will publish its first Blue Book, “Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean” on the 19th of November 2019. This first edition is dedicated to the Copernicus Marine Service. It tells its story and showcases its role in protecting the environment and stimulating sustainable development of the economy for the benefit of humanity as a whole. The Blue Book will be launched at the European Parliament during a conference entitled “Fostering knowledge on a sustainable ocean: what benefits for the EU?” hosted by MEP Catherine Chabaud and MEP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar. Registration is still open (register now). The digital version of the Blue Book will be freely available on the websites of Mercator Ocean International and the Copernicus Marine Service from the 19th of November. Don’t miss it!
What is the Blue Book: Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean?
The Blue Book “Copernicus for a Sustainable Ocean” promotes and tells the story of the Copernicus Marine Service, which has been implemented and operated by Mercator Ocean International since 2015, and how it benefits society as a whole. The Blue Book is a report to inform all European citizens including policy-makers, students and youth. Among its contributors are decision-makers, entrepreneurs, experts, concerned citizens, and scientists from all over the world that are directly involved in ocean-related issues. They share with the reader factual and easily accessible information on pressures affecting the global ocean and the subsequent impacts on the Earth’s climate, environment and biodiversity and how they mitigate them by using information and data from the Copernicus Marine Service. Their testimony also highlights the tremendous potential of the ocean for the blue economy, education, etc. and the way it can be harnessed by using information and data from the Copernicus Marine Service.
Page by page, the Blue Book reader is led to understand the impact and benefits of the Copernicus Marine Service, across six themes: a Healthy Ocean, a Safe Ocean, a Living Ocean, a Powerful Ocean, The Ocean Climate, and an Inspirational Ocean. The Book provides answers to questions such as “How does the Copernicus Marine Service help to fight against pollution from plastic, oil or toxic algae? How does it help Member States to monitor European policy indicators? How does it contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals? How does it help shipping companies to reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions? How can one describe the impact of climate change on the ocean? How does the Copernicus Marine Service help to explain to young people how the ocean works?”
The answers to these questions and much more information can be found in the Blue Book on the 19th of November!
Come join the Blue Book launch conference!
The Blue Book will be launched on the occasion of the conference entitled “Fostering knowledge on a sustainable ocean: what benefits for the EU?” hosted by MEP Catherine Chabaud and MEP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar. This conference will take place on November 19th (12:00 – 14:30) at the European Parliament (room JAN6Q2). Many special hosts will provide their point of view on ocean protection. Click here for the Blue Book Launch Conference Programme
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