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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29 November 2021

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have organized dedicated capacity building activities on Marine Spatial Planning for stakeholders from fishing ports.

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25 November 2021

For the first time, ocean data and the GOOS Essential Ocean Variables are called out in a WMO Unified Policy. This is a call for action to share ocean data that reaches beyond the global meteorological community.

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22 November 2021

UNESCO’s Member States are gathered in Paris to study and adopt a new 8-year medium term strategy which will place greater emphasis on indigenous and local knowledge as an integral part of its strategy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and tackle climate change.

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19 November 2021

Thanks to the PacMAN project, there is now an official cooperation between the University of the South Pacific and the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF).

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19 November 2021

Ocean literacy was assumed as a public policy in school education in Santos, Brazil. The Municipal Law #3.935 was enacted on November 12th, and assures the inclusion of ocean literacy in the municipality's schools, making it the first city in the world to establish ocean literacy as a public policy in the school curriculum.

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17 November 2021

A new report, Ocean Science Roadmap for UNESCO Marine World Heritage, reveals that three quarters of marine World Heritage sites are unprepared for the impacts of climate change, because of a lack of scientific knowledge

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