24 November 2020

Although the adoption of marine spatial plans is increasing worldwide, many regions and countries still need support to adopt or fully implement them.

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23 November 2020

The Second Session of the IOC Group of Experts on Capacity Development (GE-CD) was held online on 26 October 2020. The meeting discussed, among other things, the preliminary results of the Capacity Development Needs Assessment survey, the contribution of IOC to the Capacity Development chapter of the Ocean Decade, and agreed on extending the current CD strategy to 2023.

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20 November 2020

The Danish Board of Technology organized the “Consensus Conference on the Danish Marine Environment: Our Ocean” (23-24 October, 2020), funded by VELUX Foundations. The objective was to increase public awareness of the marine environment and bring citizens' viewpoints into the political debate.

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17 November 2020

The coming decade will be big – for the ocean, the various communities who have a stake in a healthy ocean, and indeed the whole world.

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16 November 2020

The U.S. National Science Foundation has just approved a USD 53 million grant to develop the biogeochemical mission of the global Argo array.

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12 November 2020

On 30 October 2020, a significant tsunami triggered by an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 Mw hit the island of Samos (Greece) and the Aegean coast of the Izmir region (Turkey). The event shed light – once again – on the complexity of warning of locally generated tsunamis of rapid onset which challenged the ability of local authorities and communities at risk to take early action.

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10 November 2020

Over 40 countries around the Pacific Rim are participating in a mock tsunami scenario which included a live tsunami exercise on 5 November, World Tsunami Awareness Day. The purpose of this Pacific-wide exercise is to test communications from the IOC's Tsunami Service Providers (TSP) in the Pacific to every country’s official tsunami warning authority.

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6 November 2020

From the start of the Vendée Globe race, 10 skippers will carry scientific instruments onboard to support the Global Ocean Observing System, within the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

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6 November 2020

Korea, Sweden and Canada renewed their support to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Piloted by UNESCO, the Ocean Decade is a unique opportunity to strengthen the management of the ocean: we are now entering the last step of its preparatory phase.

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