The Science We Need
For The Ocean We Want

Preparatory Phase

2018-2020

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26-02-2021

United States holds first meeting of its National Committee for the Ocean...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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25-02-2021

World Radio Day: Sharing an ocean of information to preserve our blue...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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22-02-2021

The Ocean & Climate Platform mobilised for the United Nations Decade of...

Ocean & Climate Platform

FRA

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19-02-2021

Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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11-02-2021

‘A Brave New Ocean’: inspiring the start of the Ocean Decade

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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10-02-2021

New-Zealand’s first marine heatwave forecast live

Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd - MetService

NZL

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09-02-2021

UNESCO Courier issue - Oceans: Time to turn the tide

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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09-02-2021

Little Inventors challenge - Mission: Protect our oceans!

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

CAN

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03-02-2021

Brave New World – Brave New Ocean: Building back better through ocean...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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27-01-2021

Brochure - The Science We Need for The Ocean We Want

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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"The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want"

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Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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03-03-2021
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03-03-2021

Canada’s virtual launch of the Ocean Decade.

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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08-03-2021
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Making waves for ocean science: Empowering Women Leaders in the Ocean...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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21-05-2021
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Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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16-06-2021
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European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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20-09-2021
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25-09-2021

XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y III Reunión Internacional de...

Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C.

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A United Nations Decade of Ocean Science will help to build a shared information system, based on trustworthy, science-based data, from all parts of the world's ocean.

Peter Haugan
Chair, IOC

The oceans are critical drivers of global climate and weather-related natural hazards. Deeper insights on ocean science, powered by enhanced ocean observing and data sharing systems, will dramatically advance understanding and modelling of the whole earth system and benefit all people, everywhere.

Dr. Sue Barrell
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology Chief Scientist

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is a unique opportunity to engage the ocean science community in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - globally, regionally and locally.

Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin
Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director General of UNESCO

Ocean science, supported by capacity development, is essential not only to inform SDG 14 but also other SDGs that have an ocean dimension.

Peter Thomson
UN Special Envoy for the Ocean
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