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Corporate author: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Year of publication: 2022
Type of document: Information Document
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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.
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, an international effort to chart the world’s entire ocean floor, has announced an increase in ocean data equating to the size of Europe.
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.
A new "UNESCO - 1 Ocean" exploration mission has just been carried out in the Aeolian Islands, Italy, with the goal of improving our knowledge of underwater volcanoes and the risk of tsunamis in the Mediterranean. The mission has brought back exceptional images, close to the bowels of the Earth and the origins of life.
Significant gaps remain in our knowledge of marine life, from coral reefs to the deep sea bottom. But now nations have a new opportunity to work together in filling them in, for the benefit of humanity.