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Paris, 8 June – In the context of global celebrations for World Oceans Day
There is only one ocean and its preservation is essential to the survival of humanity; this is the message that UNESCO and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) would like to convey in an exclusive exhibition by photographer Alexis Rosenfeld, from 4 March 4 to 30 April in Paris Gare de Lyon, in partnership with SNCF Gares & Connexions. A virtual tour of this event is available online through the following link: www.1ocean.blue.
The Ocean Agency together with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission announced today the official launch of the Ocean Image Bank, an online library of thousands of powerful ocean images that have been made freely available for download and use. The imagery collection has been developed specifically to support the objectives of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’) and has been endorsed as one of the official contributions to the Decade.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) recently published an interactive communication guide, developed in close cooperation between experts and communicators of the European Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and MSPglobal platforms.
On the occasion of World Oceans Day (June 8th), UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) organized the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, with the support of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Ocean Wise and Experiential Atelier*.
Less than twenty per cent of the world’s oceans have been explored so far. That is not a lot. But it is enough for us to know that the oceans are threatened by global warming, acidification, and pollution. Coral bleaching is just one illustration of the decline of marine ecosystems. The consequences are not just environmental. Nearly three billion people depend directly on marine and coastal biodiversity for their survival. By 2050, coastal areas that are home to300 million people could be threatened by rising sea levels due to climate change.
The Ocean Decade Exhibition:
Transforming the image of the ocean to raise awareness
about its importance and inspire action through creativity.
Corporate author: UNESCO
Also available in: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic
Year of publication: 2021
Type of document: Magazine
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), which is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization, the International Science Council and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is holding regional consultations, the ‘World Climate Research Forums’, to discuss climate research priorities, opportunities and challenges in the next decade.
The world’s leading organizations for ocean and climate sciences, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) marked this year’s World Oceans Day (8 June) with a celebration of twenty years of partnership delivering innovative and impactful solutions in operational oceanography and marine meteorology.