The BluePrint team has met on 14th July in Belem, Lisbon in conjunction with the symposium on “A new era of Blue Enlightenment” to improve the outline and structure of the Blue Print document. Most 12 of the 19 members of the team attended the meeting. This venue provided a particularly good opportunity to connect with our team members and partners from the Southern Atlantic. We further refined the Outline of the document and committed to the completion of a draft document by November 2017.
The next meeting of the team will be in November joint to the 3rd AtlantOS GA meeting on Gran Canaria. At that meeting, the team will discuss about the first BluePrint draft, which is planned to be ready for the public in summer 2018.
During the ‘The Ocean Conference’ (5 – 9 June in New York, U.S.) the BluePrint team held a meeting at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations on 9th and 10th June. This meeting was our first in person meeting of most of the team and we made good progress. We also took advantage of the UN (in the background) meeting to connect to the wider ocean community. We had very good discussions and greatly advanced the detailed descriptions of each of the chapters. The team set up the timeline for the BluePrint process and began to structure the content of the document.