16 May 2022

Fresh off hosting the 2022 Our Ocean Conference (13-14 April), the President of the Republic of Palau H.E. Surangal Whipps, Jr. has become the newest Patron of the Ocean Decade Alliance, further scaling up his country’s role in global ocean action and strengthening the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Ocean Decade community.

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12 May 2022

On 5 May 2022, the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, made an official visit to the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) located in Valparaiso, Chile, to review the work carried out by SHOA towards the development of science and prediction of sea behavior in the event of a tsunami on the Chilean coast.

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9 May 2022

More information coming soon.

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15 April 2022

Coinciding with the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture, the scope of the new Call for Decade Actions No. 03/2022 for Decade Programmes is Challenge 3 – Sustainable Blue Food and Challenge 4 – Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Building on the impact of the Ocean Decade since its launch in January 2021, the call aims to continue addressing thematic and regional gaps and to encourage transformative science to achieve the outcomes identified for the next ten years.

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15 April 2022

In the context of the 2022 Our Ocean Conference, taking place in Palau on 13-14 April, UNESCO announced a commitment to leverage partnerships and resources to develop scientific solutions and enhance institutional capacities in the Pacific to improve sustainable ocean management.

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1 April 2022

After a successful soft roll out on social media, on 4 April 2022 UNESCO will officially launch GenOcean, the official communications campaign of the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030.

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31 March 2022

Over 600 people from 78 countries came together for the fourth Ocean Decade Laboratory – “A Healthy and Resilient Ocean” from 9 to 11 March 2022.

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30 March 2022

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, marked the International Women’s Day by presenting the women of the GenOcean! Among the most substantial projects, the new online platform of Decennio del Mare provides users with useful information to make informed decisions and to actively engage in the Ocean Decade’s mission. The event also presented the "Blue Fables: great marine research told to children" and concluded with the Donna di Mare 2022 award ceremony.

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25 March 2022

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) and the Prada Group, are pleased to provide an update on SEA BEYOND, the educational programme launched in 2019 and dedicated to the preservation of the sea.

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