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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4 November 2020

UNESCO and the European Commission just completed a major project to strengthen capacities to detect and respond to tsunamis and other coastal hazards in seven Caribbean countries.

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3 November 2020

Featuring some of the world’s top experts in ocean deoxygenation, a new webinar series shares the latest scientific knowledge and explores the impacts of extremely reduced levels of oxygen in increasingly larger parts of the ocean, from the coast to the high seas.

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29 October 2020

Around 500 ocean observations and data management experts gathered virtually on 18-30 September 2020 to review the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) and formulate recommendations for its enhancement.

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23 October 2020

On 12 October 2020, the IOC held a second international workshop on data sharing in the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030, the “Ocean Decade” for short). The aim of this session was to provide global and regional organisations, programmes and projects, NGOs and the private sector with the opportunity to join the global discussion on how to leverage the potential of the Ocean Decade to improve ocean data sharing worldwide.

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22 October 2020

Through the IOWave20 simulation exercise, Indian Ocean countries get to test their tsunami warning systems and response protocols even while they contend with the impacts of the global COVID-19 crisis.

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20 October 2020

GOOS Observations Coordination Group launches a new Ocean Observing System Report Card and introduces the rebranding of OceanOPS (previously JCOMMOPS) along with its first-ever 5-year Strategic Plan (2021-2025), phased with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (“Ocean Decade”).

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14 October 2020

Scientific Director and CEO of Canada’s Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), Dr. Anya Waite, has been selected as co-chair of the prestigious Global Ocean Observation System steering committee. She is the first woman at the head of this body since its creation in 2011.

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8 October 2020

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has recently released a non-paper on its potential role in support of the negotiation process of a new international legally binding instrument (ILBI) for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).

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