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UNESCO and Nautilus Magazine partner around new feature series and events to support the Ocean Decade

Date: 7 February 2022

New collaboration brings ocean science and conservation to the public through editorial features, a special “Ocean Decade” issue of Nautilus Ocean, and in-person events.

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) and Nautilus Magazine have joined forces to publish a special series on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) – the Ocean Decade –  featuring online and print articles and interviews for Nautilus Ocean. 

With the support and collaboration of the Schmidt Ocean Institute and the 5 Media Foundation, the new section of Nautilus Ocean will tell the story of how the UN Ocean is facilitating a global knowledge revolution in how we generate ocean science and transform it into innovative solutions for addressing the major challenges of today, from marine pollution to climate change.

“The Ocean Decade will be successful if the science helps to create more harmonious human relations with the ocean. The new partnership with the extremely talented Nautilus’ team serves this purpose. We plan to work together to reach out to a broader range of stakeholders and inspire them as well as general public to take part in Decade’s transformative actions” said Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of IOC-UNESCO.

The editorial side of the partnership will feature a new section in the Nautilus Ocean Magazine highlighting the stories behind the science-based solutions regularly endorsed as Ocean Decade Actions. The partners will also develop a special Ocean Decade issue of Nautilus Ocean, to be published and distributed at the upcoming  2022 UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon (27 June – 1 July 2022).

In addition to the editorial aspects, the Ocean Decade partnership will support  a number of events in 2022 to connect people with the ocean.  These events will start with the Nautilus Ocean Art Gallery, an exhibition of art from the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program, that will run from March 15th to the 20th at the Explorers Club in New York City and will be open to the public. 

“The Ocean Decade is the seminal worldwide effort to find sustainable solutions to preserve and protect the ocean. They have harnessed governments, scientists organizations and corporations to make a real impact in our ocean’s health and sustainability. Nautilus is excited to be part of the effort to bring these incredible stories to an eager public,” said John Steele, the Publisher and Editorial Director of Nautilus. 

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About the Ocean Decade: The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (Ocean Decade) provides a convening framework for scientists, governments, academia, businesses, industry and civil society to develop the transformative solutions and partnerships needed to achieve a better understanding and protection of the ocean. These science-based advances will contribute to achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN General Assembly mandated UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to coordinate the preparations and implementation of the Decade. http://oceandecade.org

About the IOC of UNESCO: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) promotes international cooperation in marine sciences to improve management of the ocean, coasts and marine resources. The IOC enables its 150 Member States to work together by coordinating programmes in capacity development, ocean observations and services, ocean science and tsunami warning. The work of the IOC contributes to the mission of UNESCO to promote the advancement of science and its applications to develop knowledge and capacity, key to economic and social progress, the basis of peace and sustainable development. http://ioc.unesco.org

About Nautilus Ocean: The premier ocean science magazine, Nautilus Ocean is one of the focused channels of Nautilus, the online and print literary science magazine that takes you into the depths of science and spotlights its ripples in our lives and cultures. Nautilus Ocean engages a broad audience in one of the most important issues confronting the planet today, the state and fate of our oceans. Nautilus Ocean dives into the latest ocean science and conservation with articles as entertaining as they are enlightening.  https://nautil.us

About Schmidt Ocean Institute: Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is a virtual institute that operates the research vessel Falkor and will soon transition operations to its new vessel Falkor (too). The ship and its assets are available at no cost to scientists worldwide working to explore, discover and understand our ocean. SOI catalyzes ocean exploration and research and educates and engages the public to inform the wise stewardship of our planet. For more information, visit www.schmidtocean.org.

About 5 Media: 5 is an impact media foundation co-creating a sustainable future. They applaud the power of our imagination, of uniting behind good ideas and supporting realistic dreamers. Through every story, partnership and community event, they aim to inspire and share fresh perspectives on how to build a climate friendly future - together. For more information, visit www.fivemedia.com