21 December 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, UNESCO together with the UK National Oceanography Centre enabled Pakistan to repair the Karachi tide gauge, key instrument to monitoring sea level data for Pakistan and the region.

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17 December 2020

A new compendium of case studies on the economic impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on wild and recreational fisheries and aquaculture has recently been published by the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).

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14 December 2020

Paris, 14 December - Lack of funding is hampering the development and implementation of marine research and its valuable applications, according to the Second Global Ocean Science Report, published by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), ahead of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

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14 December 2020

In the aftermath of the Second World War, some countries advocated the sharing of oceanographic knowledge on a global scale. However, it was not until December 1960 that the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO – the first body responsible for strengthening intergovernmental co-operation in the marine sciences – was created. - By Jens Boel

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10 December 2020

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the United Nations body responsible for championing global ocean science and services, announced today a new partnership to work together with philanthropic non-profit, Schmidt Ocean Institute to advance the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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4 December 2020

ECO Magazine announced today the first edition of the 2021 digital series: The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This exclusive digital edition is being produced in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

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4 December 2020

Leaders of Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal commit to sustainably manage nearly 30 million sq km of their national waters by 2025. Leaders put a healthy ocean at the top of the global policy agenda to accelerate economic recovery.

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2 December 2020

Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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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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