ICPO Executive Director attended Workshop organized by QNLM

Jose Santos Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office, attended the workshop: “Building an International Transparent Ocean Community”, which was held in Qingdao from 15 to 17 April 2019, organized by the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM)

The main objective of the workshop was  to facilitate an atmosphere of critical thinking, reflection and productivity, with discussions at the strategic level to discuss about significant ambitions, transformative actions and activities of significant impact, with the goal of identifying areas of common interest where China could play a significant role. This could be in Observing System Design, in the area of Artificial Intelligence and ocean information or other activities. Ideally, to arrive at a plan of action, with next steps, timelines and milestones.

The meeting was attended by experts from China, Germany, United States of America, Australia, Canada, France, Indonesia, and Ireland.