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Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions


The GEOS Programme

Announced on June 8, 2021
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”


Learn more about GEOS activities at the recent Ocean Visions Summit


Towards a Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions

May 18-21, 2021


We will soon launch our call for new GEOS task forces. Learn more about GEOS through the proposal submitted to the UN Ocean Decade



GEOS Steering Committee

Alexis Grosskopf


OceanHub Afirca

Brad Ack

Executive Director

Ocean Visions

Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Professor & Director

Ocean Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Giovanni Coppini

Director of Ocean Predictions and Applications

Center for Euro-Mediterranean Climate Change

John Dutton

Head of UpLink & Member of the Executive Committee

World Economic Forum

Kate Moran

President and CEO

Ocean Network Canada

Martin Visbeck

Head of the Research Unit 'Physical Oceanography'

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research

Nadia Pinardi


University of Bologna

Salvatore Aricò

Head, Ocean Science Section

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Ted Jannulis

CEO & Founder

Investable Oceans

Alfredo Giron

André Hoffmann Fellow

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and the World Economic Forum

Carlos Barrera

Head - Ocean Vehicles Unit


Erin V. Satterthwaite

Marine Ecologist

California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Gretta Pecl

Professor & Director

Centre for Marine Socioecology, I 
University of Tasmania

John E. Fernández

Professor & Director

Environmental Solutions Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Makino Mitsutaku


The University of Tokyo

Michael Jones


TMA BlueTech

Namrata Kolla

Data Analyst & User Engagement Lead

Vulcan Inc

Shally Shanker

Founder & Managing Partner

AiiM Partners

Théophile Bongarts

SEA'TIES Project Leader

Ocean & Climate Platform

Anna Zivian

Senior Research Fellow

Ocean Conservancy

Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO

Seaworthy Collective

Fiorenza Micheli

David and Lucile Packard Professor

Co-director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University

Janice Lachance

Executive Vice President, Strategic Leaders & Global Outreach

American Geophysical Union

Karen Evans

Team Leader


Mark Shimamoto

Program Manager GeoHealth

American Geophysical Union

Millicent Pitts

Chief Executive Officer & Director

The Ocean Exchange

Raghu Murtugudde


India’s National Ocean Research Institutions

Srinivas Kumar


ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services