12 August 2022

David Pugh - ocean scientist and former Chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (2003-2007) - passed away on 1 August 2022 leaving behind great accomplishments and discoveries in physical oceanography.

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25 July 2022

UNESCO launched the BioEco Portal of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco Portal) - an online platform that provides information on the sustained ocean observing programs which deliver information about the health of marine life.

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15 July 2022

The Third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWCIII) was held in Bali, Indonesia from 23 to 24 May at the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) as a preparatory event for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Its theme was “From Stock Take to Scaling Actions on Target G: Accelerating the Knowledge and Practice of Early Warning Systems for Risk-Informed Resilience"

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11 July 2022

Custodian agency responsible for tracking key SDG 14 indicators on ocean acidification (14.3.1) and scientific collaboration (14.a.1), UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission called on governments and stakeholders to boost knowledge generation to fill action gaps on the road to 2030.

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11 July 2022

During the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, taking place from 27 June to 1 July, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched a new flagship report entitled “State of the Ocean Report”, offering a brief, accessible, one-stop overview of the current state of the ocean, and to mobilize global society to act - and monitor progress - towards global goals.

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11 July 2022

On the 1st of July at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and its Expert Team on Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems (ETOOFS) announced the release of a comprehensive technical guide on “Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems”.

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8 July 2022

More than 20 Heads of State and Government joined thousands of experts, business leaders, scientists and civil society representatives from 27 June to 1 July in Lisbon, Portugal, for the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference.

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7 July 2022

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission has announced the formal recognition of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs as a contribution to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’).

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6 July 2022

Seventeen philanthropic Foundations have launched a joint statement on the occasion of the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, to raise awareness for the need to increase investment in ocean science to support sustainable development.

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