15 February 2022

The Prime Minister of Norway and the President of the Republic of Seychelles have accepted UNESCO’s invitation to become Patrons of the Ocean Decade Alliance to generate worldwide support of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (‘Ocean Decade’).

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14 February 2022

A new publication co-sponsored by the IOC provides the scientific community with new guidance on how to evaluate the impacts of climate change on harmful algal blooms (HAB) events.

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10 February 2022

On the occasion of the One Ocean Summit taking place in Brest, France, UNESCO announced it has set itself the goal of including ocean education in the school curricula of its 193 Member States by 2025. To achieve this goal, the United Nations agency is making available to public decision-makers a toolkit with a shared reference framework of educational content on the ocean.

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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.

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7 February 2022

Ahead of the One Ocean Summit in Brest, OceanOPS - the Joint Centre of the World Meteorological Organization and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO - will launch the Odyssey Project endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The Odyssey Project will support the Global Ocean Observing System.

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2 February 2022

Launched on 1 February 2022 as the official public-facing campaign of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, Generation Ocean (GenOcean) uses transformative storytelling to connect citizens with ocean knowledge and drive action to restore, protect, and live better with the ocean.

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2 February 2022

The One Ocean Summit took place in Brest in Brittany in the northwest of France on 9-11 February 2022, mobilising the international community to take tangible action towards preserving and supporting a healthy and sustainable ocean.

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1 February 2022

Antarctic Ocean: On Kerguelen Island, elephant seals are being fitted with sophisticated data collection devices to gather vital ocean information only they can obtain that helps scientists predict climate change and the future of our oceans, and study the seals themselves.

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31 January 2022

The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is promoting its international engagements on Ocean Literacy through an Agreement with IOC UNESCO for the support of the EU-wide ocean literacy initiative it has set up, the EU4Ocean coalition.

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