UN Ocean Conference

The Stockholm Environment Institute and the IHO are organizing a side-event on seabed mapping & marine data to support multifunctional spatial planning at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon.

Organized in partnership with IOC-UNESCO, Sweden, the African Union Commission, and the United Kingdom, the event will look at the role of marine data to inform the competing needs of a broad range of ocean stakeholders. Participants will discuss activities, innovations and challenges, as well as technologies and monitoring systems. It will examine how improved data could inform the organization of the marine space to ensure a more sustainable use of ecosystems.


Tuesday 28 June 2022, 11:30-12:45

UN Ocean Conference side event room 2, Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal


The event will discuss how seabed mapping and other marine data can support the future co-use or coexistence of blue economy activities such as renewable energy, resource extraction, food production, and transport, and their potential co-location with different conservation approaches.

It aims to raise awareness about the role of hydrography, seabed mapping and marine data for marine spatial planning.



Dr Mathias JONAS, Secretary General, IHO: keynote address

Dr Vladimir RYABININ, Executive Secretary, IOC UNESCO

Rear Admiral Rhett HATCHER, UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office, United Kingdom

Helen ÅGREN, Ambassador for the Ocean, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and sustainable Environment (ARBE), African Union

James Joliffe, Space and Oceans Unit, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,OECD

Representative of Belize TBC

Dr. Philip Osano, Director SEI Africa: concluding remarks

Dr Karina Barquet, Team Leader: Water, Coasts and Ocean, Stockholm Environment Institute: Co-Moderator

Mr Sam Harper, Assistant Director, IHO: Co-Moderator


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