Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions

The GEOS Programme

The Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS) is a new Programme endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science and Sustainable Development that aims to “establish a vibrant, global ocean solutions community of researchers, innovators, investors, decision-makers and other stakeholders to co-design and co-deploy equitable, durable, and scalable ocean-based solutions for climate change and ocean grand challenges”

Recent Events

Learn more about GEOS activities at the recent Ocean Visions Summit

Ocean Visions Summit 2021

Towards a Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions

May 18-21, 2021

Get Involved



Ocean Visions

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Future Seas

Currently working with Indigenous Groups 

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Ocean Climate Platform

>70 international organizations, NGOs, academic, private and public

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Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

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Ocean Networks Canada


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A coalition to accelerate Ocean Impact Innovation

Ocean Climate

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Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP) Network


GEOS Steering Commitee

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Alexis Grosskopf

Co-Founder, OceanHub Africa
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Alfredo Giron

André Hoffmann Fellow, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and the World Economic Forum
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Anna Zivian

Senior Research Fellow, Ocean Conservancy
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Brad Ack

Executive Director, Ocean Visions
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Carlos Barrera

Head - Ocean Vehicles Unit, PLOCAN
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Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO, Seaworthy Collective

Delphine Lobelle

Postdoctoral researcher, Utrecht University
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Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Chairman, Ocean Visions & Professor and OSE Director, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Erin V. Satterthwaite

Marine Ecologist, California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Fiorenza Micheli

David and Lucile Packard Professor Co-director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
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Giovanni Coppini

Director of Ocean Predictions and Applications, Center for Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change
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Gretta Pecl

Professor & Director Centre for Marine Socioecology, University of Tasmania
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Janice Lachance

Executive Vice President, Strategic Leaders & Global Outreach, American Geophysical Union
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John Dutton

Head of UpLink & Member of the Executive Committee World Economic Forum
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John E. Fernández

Professor & Director Environmental Solutions Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julia Baum

Julia Baum

Professor and President’s Chair in Ocean Ecology and Global Change, University of Victoria
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Karen Evans

Team Leader, CSIRO
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Kate Moran

President and CEO, Ocean Network Canada
Linwood Pendleton

Linwood Pendleton

Executive Director, Ocean Knowledge Action Network
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Makino Mitsutaku

Professor, The University of Tokyo
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Mark Shimamoto

Program Manager, GeoHealth, American Geophysical Union
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Martin Visbeck

Head of the Research Unit 'Physical Oceanography' GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
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Matt Classen

Executive Director, TMA BlueTech
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Millicent Pitts

Chief Executive Officer & Director ,The Ocean Exchange
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Nadia Pinardi

Professor, University of Bologna
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Namrata Kolla

Product Engagement Manager, Vulcan Inc
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Raghu Murtugudde

Professor, India’s National Ocean Research Institutions
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Salvatore Aricò

Head, Ocean Science Section Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
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Shally Shanker

Founder & Managing Partner, AiiM Partners
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Srinivas Kumar

Director, ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
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Ted Jannulis

CEO & Founder, Investable Oceans
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Théophile Bongarts

SEA'TIES Project Leader, Ocean & Climate Platform