8 June 2022

On 4 May 2022, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the Prada Group unveiled the “Kindergarten of the Lagoon”, a new educational programme based on promoting Ocean Literacy principles and interaction with the environment. The initiative aims to foster a close connection between children and nature, using outdoor activities and interactions with the local community.

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1 June 2022

The UN Ocean Conference (27 June to 1 July), co-hosted by Portugal and Kenya, is a unique opportunity to boost collective efforts and find science-based solutions to effectively address the challenges that the ocean is now facing.

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30 May 2022

The recent publication of the sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and the launch of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Implementation Plan are helping to put ocean observing at the forefront of climate action.

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16 May 2022

Fresh off hosting the 2022 Our Ocean Conference (13-14 April), the President of the Republic of Palau H.E. Surangal Whipps, Jr. has become the newest Patron of the Ocean Decade Alliance, further scaling up his country’s role in global ocean action and strengthening the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Ocean Decade community.

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12 May 2022

On 5 May 2022, the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, made an official visit to the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) located in Valparaiso, Chile, to review the work carried out by SHOA towards the development of science and prediction of sea behavior in the event of a tsunami on the Chilean coast.

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9 May 2022

Discover the 2022 UN Ocean Conference and all the official IOC-UNESCO and Partner Events.

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15 April 2022

Coinciding with the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture, the scope of the new Call for Decade Actions No. 03/2022 for Decade Programmes is Challenge 3 – Sustainable Blue Food and Challenge 4 – Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Building on the impact of the Ocean Decade since its launch in January 2021, the call aims to continue addressing thematic and regional gaps and to encourage transformative science to achieve the outcomes identified for the next ten years.

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15 April 2022

In the context of the 2022 Our Ocean Conference, taking place in Palau on 13-14 April, UNESCO announced a commitment to leverage partnerships and resources to develop scientific solutions and enhance institutional capacities in the Pacific to improve sustainable ocean management.

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1 April 2022

After a successful soft roll out on social media, on 4 April 2022 UNESCO will officially launch GenOcean, the official communications campaign of the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030.

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