17 April 2020

When we think of public health risks, we may not think of the ocean as a factor. Increasingly, however, the health of the ocean is intimately tied to our health. Some may be surprised to read that organisms discovered at extreme depths are used to speed up the detection of COVID-19, and probably, even more to learn that, it is the environment to could give a solution to humankind.

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27 March 2020

A message to the IOC Community from Vladimir Ryabinin, UNESCO's IOC Executive Secretary

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24 March 2020

Milan and Paris, 24 March - As a precautionary measure in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prada and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have decided to postpone the start of activities of the Sea Beyond project to September 2020.

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13 March 2020

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and partners in Cabo Verde (IMar, Ministry of Maritime Economy, OSCM) organised a 3-day workshop aimed at improving the capacity of North-West African countries to better understand the impacts of climate change on the Canary Current marine ecosystem with the goal of achieving the sustainable use of marine resources.

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11 March 2020

New York / Geneva, 10 March 2020 - The tell-tale physical signs of climate change such as increasing land and ocean heat, accelerating sea level rise and melting ice are highlighted in a new report compiled by the World Meteorological Organization and an extensive network of partners.

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4 March 2020

Over twenty of the world’s leading ocean-minded Foundations took part in a two-day dialogue on building partnerships to enhance and drive ocean action into the next Decade. Co-organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Velux Foundations (Denmark), the international dialogue has triggered a series of outreach initiatives aimed at mobilizing the global philanthropic community around the upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

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19 February 2020

Located above the plate boundary where the Nazca Plate is subducting beneath the South American Plate, Northern Ecuador and Southern Colombia are at high risk of earthquakes and tsunamis. During the course of the last century, two major earthquakes that triggered destructive tsunamis hit the two countries: the 1906 Ecuador-Colombia earthquake (Mw 8.8 of magnitude) and the 1979 Tumaco earthquake (Mw 8.2 of magnitude).

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13 February 2020

Paris, France - This Thursday 13 of February, Unesco is celebrating the ninth edition of World Radio Day, the day the United Nations radio was established in 1946. A great opportunity for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to launch a series of podcasts to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by oceans.

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12 February 2020

Engaged in joint worldwide cooperative projects since the 1990s, the world’s two leading scientific cooperation organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in light of their common determination to work together on the development and implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade).

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