20 January 2022

A scientific research mission supported by UNESCO has discovered one of the largest coral reefs in the world off the coast of Tahiti. The pristine condition of, and extensive area covered by, the rose-shaped corals make this a highly valuable discovery.

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23 December 2021

In her interview with the National Geographic on 8 November, Francesca Santoro, Programme Specialist of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, explained the importance of the Ocean Literacy programme, highlighting the fundamental role of the ocean in our lives and simultaneously stressing the need of our contribution in preserving it.

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17 December 2021

The Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) makes it possible for existing and emerging ocean data and information systems, from any stakeholder, to interoperate with one another.

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14 December 2021

About 80% of the deep ocean remains unexplored. Scientists have been captured by its mysteries for many centuries and more recently there is a growing understanding of its role in combatting climate change. As we make technological advances allowing us to travel thousands of kilometres into the ocean depths to adventure with our own eyes, we are uncovering both the untapped resources it offers, but also the past and potential human impacts on this vast ocean landscape.

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14 December 2021

The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS) held its 17th session of the ICG/NEAMTWS online between 24-26 November 2021.

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13 December 2021

Fifteen experts from 13 countries will take part in the multi-stakeholder Decade Advisory Board to assist UNESCO-IOC in coordinating the UN Ocean Decade 2021-2030.

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9 December 2021

Call for nominations for a vacant IOC representative at the GEBCO Guiding Committee (GGC).

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8 December 2021

The third Ocean Decade Laboratory "A Clean Ocean" focused on how to map the state of pollution in the ocean, how to clean it up, and how to establish sustainable ways to achieve the goals of "A Clean Ocean" – by 2030.

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7 December 2021

A new global coalition Ocean Action 2030, launched today dedicated to providing countries with technical and financial assistance to develop and implement Sustainable Ocean Plans.

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