14 December 2021

About 80% of the deep ocean remains unexplored. Scientists have been captured by its mysteries for many centuries and more recently there is a growing understanding of its role in combatting climate change. As we make technological advances allowing us to travel thousands of kilometres into the ocean depths to adventure with our own eyes, we are uncovering both the untapped resources it offers, but also the past and potential human impacts on this vast ocean landscape.

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14 December 2021

The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS) held its 17th session of the ICG/NEAMTWS online between 24-26 November 2021.

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13 December 2021

Fifteen experts from 13 countries will take part in the multi-stakeholder Decade Advisory Board to assist UNESCO-IOC in coordinating the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030.

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9 December 2021

Call for nominations for a vacant IOC representative at the GEBCO Guiding Committee (GGC).

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8 December 2021

The third Ocean Decade Laboratory "A Clean Ocean" focused on how to map the state of pollution in the ocean, how to clean it up, and how to establish sustainable ways to achieve the goals of "A Clean Ocean" – by 2030.

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7 December 2021

A new global coalition Ocean Action 2030, launched today dedicated to providing countries with technical and financial assistance to develop and implement Sustainable Ocean Plans.

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1 December 2021

As we approach the end of the first year of the Ocean Decade, the Decade Coordination Unit (DCU) has been advancing in discussions with several partners to support the implementation of the Ocean Decade. This includes establishing Decade Collaborative Centres (DCCs), which are decentralized coordination structures that will enhance coordination of a wide range of thematic and geographic priorities for Decade Actions.

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30 November 2021

The Ocean Agency, together with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, announced today the official launch of the Ocean Decade Creative Communication Toolkits, a range of free online communication resources made available thanks to the support of UN Environment Programme, 11th Hour Racing and Adobe.

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30 November 2021

A new book by UNESCO Press offers an intimate dive into the history of ocean science and multilateral scientific cooperation through analytical restrospective and personal memoirs.

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