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”

Recent Events

Learn more about GEOS activities at the recent Ocean Visions Summit


Towards a Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions

May 18-21, 2021

Watch Event Recordings


GEOS Steering Commitee

Alexis Grosskopf bio image

Alexis Grosskopf

OceanHub Africa

Alfredo Giron bio image

Alfredo Giron

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

Anna Zivian bio image

Anna Zivian

Senior Research Fellow
Ocean Conservancy

Brad Ack bio image

Brad Ack

Executive Director
Ocean Visions

Carlos Barrera bio image

Carlos Barrera

Head - Ocean Vehicles Unit

Daniel Kleinman bio image

Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO
Seaworthy Collective

Emanuele Di Lorenzo bio image

Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Chairmen of Ocean Visions
Professor and OSE Director, Georgia Institute of Technology

Erin V. Satterthwaite bio image

Erin V. Satterthwaite

Marine Ecologist
California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Fiorenza Micheli bio image

Fiorenza Micheli

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

Giovanni Coppini bio image

Giovanni Coppini

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

Gretta Pecl bio image

Gretta Pecl

Professor & Director
Centre for Marine Socioecology, I 
University of Tasmania

Janice Lachance bio image

Janice Lachance

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

John Dutton bio image

John Dutton

Head of UpLink & Member of the Executive Committee
World Economic Forum

John E. Fernández bio image

John E. Fernández

Professor & Director
Environmental Solutions Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Karen Evans bio image

Karen Evans

Team Leader

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Kate Moran

President and CEO
Ocean Network Canada

Linwood Pendleton bio image

Linwood Pendleton

Executive Director
Ocean Knowledge Action Network, International Project Office

Makino Mitsutaku bio image

Makino Mitsutaku

The University of Tokyo

Mark Shimamoto bio image

Mark Shimamoto

Program Manager GeoHealth
American Geophysical Union

Martin Visbeck bio image

Martin Visbeck

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

Michael Jones bio image

Michael Jones

TMA BlueTech

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Millicent Pitts

Chief Executive Officer & Director
The Ocean Exchange

Nadia Pinardi bio image

Nadia Pinardi

University of Bologna

Namrata Kolla bio image

Namrata Kolla

Data Analyst & User Engagement Lead
Vulcan Inc

Raghu Murtugudde bio image

Raghu Murtugudde

India’s National Ocean Research Institutions

Salvatore Aricò bio image

Salvatore Aricò

Head, Ocean Science Section
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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Shally Shanker

Founder & Managing Partner
AiiM Partners

Srinivas Kumar bio image

Srinivas Kumar

ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

Ted Jannulis bio image

Ted Jannulis

CEO & Founder
Investable Oceans

Théophile Bongarts bio image

Théophile Bongarts

SEA'TIES Project Leader
Ocean & Climate Platform