Rio de Janeiro: Smart city for a safe ocean


Considering the increase in the frequency of extreme weather events and urban expansion, monitoring and predicting spatial and temporal changes in this coastal marine environment provide crucial information for governments, aiding decision-making for adaptation and mitigation actions to protect citizens from ocean hazards and avoiding damage to public health.

Focusing on the binomial science-politics of the Ocean Decade, this event will strengthen the dialog between scientists and government agents, providing trustworthy information about achieving a safe ocean in the context of climate emergency and supporting decision-making.

The main goals of this Satellite Activity are to engage scientists, stakeholders, and society in environmental monitoring and prediction actions, encouraging the development and application of methods to predict abrupt changes in marine ecosystems.

The dialogue between scientists and managers will facilitate the flow and outreach of scientific data, supporting the implementation of scientific knowledge in decision-making for effective action to protect citizens from ocean hazards.

We will discuss the necessary steps to understand and manage ocean hazards and create new ways for collaboration between scientists and decision-makers raising public awareness on the importance of the ocean and the riks associated to a poor coastal and ocean managment.

This webinar is a Satellite Activity of the Laboratory "A Safe Ocean" of the Ocean Decade.

Check the Webinar!

Date: April 06 2022

Horário: 14h00

Ocean Chair`s Youtube Channel! - LIVE

Meet the participants

Alexander Turra

Full professor at the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo and coordinator of the Brazilian UNESCO Chair for Ocean Sustainability.

Simone Pennafirme

PhD in Marine Biology from Fluminense Federal University. Manager of the Marine Life Center of the Environment Secretariat of the City of Rio de Janeiro.

Alexandre Cardeman

CEO of the Rio Operations Center – COR, with postgraduation training in Network Technology and an MBA in Public Policy.

Ana Carla Prado

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism with specialization in Environmental Management, work as a Planning and Crisis advisor at the Operations and Resilience center in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Fernando Gonzalez

Operational advisor at the Operations and Resilience Center of the City of Rio, he holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering, with a specialization in Passenger Transport Management from Coppe/UFRJ and Public Leadership from Instituto Cidadis.

Letícia Cotrim

Adjunt Professor at the Faculty of Oceanography at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and co-author of the Sixth IPCC Climate Assessment Report (AR6 - 2021).

Lidiane Lima

PhD in ocean engineering, post-doctoral researcher in Coastal Engineering at COPPE/UFRJ and hydrologist at the State Center for Monitoring and Alerting Natural Disasters, CEMADEN-RJ.