17 March 2022

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) published a new Scientific Summary on Multiple Ocean Stressors for policy makers, offering a reference to better understand and manage the cumulative impacts of multiple ocean stressors.

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15 March 2022

Experts are raising a red flag on institutional and logistical constraints scientists face when deploying ocean observation systems in countries’ Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) - areas up to 200 nautical miles from the coast that fall under governmental jurisdiction for the exploitation of natural resources and the conduct of marine scientific research.

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11 March 2022

Over 400,000 citizens, experts and government officials took part yesterday in a tsunami response exercise across 32 Caribbean countries and 16 territories*. The exercise sought to evaluate national and local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region. 

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28 February 2022

From 9 to 11 March participants from across the world will come together for the fourth Ocean Decade Laboratory “A Healthy and Resilient Ocean”. Scientists, NGO and industry representatives and even artists will share their work and ideas for the future of the ocean.

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25 February 2022

At the International Ocean Data Conference held on 14-16 February 2022 in Poland, attendees agreed on the need to establish a global ocean digital ecosystem to share and disseminate data and information that will contribute to the objectives of the UN Ocean Decade and beyond. The Conference highlighted the importance of increased efforts in standardization, best practices, interoperability, and networking to achieve this goal.

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18 February 2022

The First International Ocean Decade Conference was generously supported by Germany in virtual mode. The IOC Secretariat is now seeking written Expressions of Interest from Member States via their National Focal Points to host the Second International Ocean Decade Conference approximately in late 2023.

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15 February 2022

The Prime Minister of Norway and the President of the Republic of Seychelles have accepted UNESCO’s invitation to become Patrons of the Ocean Decade Alliance to generate worldwide support of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (‘Ocean Decade’).

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14 February 2022

A new publication co-sponsored by the IOC provides the scientific community with new guidance on how to evaluate the impacts of climate change on harmful algal blooms (HAB) events.

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10 February 2022

On the occasion of the One Ocean Summit taking place in Brest, France, UNESCO announced it has set itself the goal of including ocean education in the school curricula of its 193 Member States by 2025. To achieve this goal, the United Nations agency is making available to public decision-makers a toolkit with a shared reference framework of educational content on the ocean.

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