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19-08-2021

“DEEP SEA CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT NEEDS IN THE WTA AND THE ETP FOR THE OCEAN WE WANT”

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

UN Agency

Bogota/COL

A recommendation from the Ocean Decade Regional Planning Meeting is that Capacity Development in the Western Tropical Atlantic region should be at the forefront of the implementation actions. The IOC Capacity Development Strategy, 2015–2021 identified it as the spark that will make possible that nations profit from ocean scientific research to achieve sustainable development and prosperity in the region.

The deep ocean in the region is a theme that remains largely unexplored and poorly understood confronts growing challenges that, as technology and science develop, rallies people’s contact with new resources, services and governance structures requiring review while touching its vulnerability. 

The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development seeks to transform how ocean science achieves long-lasting impacts, offers opportunities for robust capacity development, and benefits people’s life through stimulating innovative ocean research, from co- design to co-delivery, supplemented with capacity building, maximizing synergies, and contributing to the achievement of the objectives of 2030 Agenda. 

This virtual session of the UN Decade Ocean Western Tropical Atlantic series seeks to address the importance of deep ocean capacity development and ocean literacy needs in the region through an ample dialogue. It pursues to identify gaps that are limiting informed decision-making, develop robust ecosystem-based management measures that are necessary, and will work to enhance marine scientific research through inclusive international participation. The session strives to identify priority issues and recommendations for the development of regional actions to build capacity in ocean data access, information, and knowledge; of specialized equipment; promote training; and collaboration to participate in ocean science activities to benefit from discoveries of new ocean life, habitats, and processes. 

This regional session will lead to the drafting of a discussion paper to be prepared in close collaboration with the co-conveners of the regional session and contribute to the Western Tropical Atlantic Action Plan.

Hosted by IOC of UNESCO Sub commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions- IOCARIBE 

Thursday, August 19 at 10h00 Colombia Time (11h00 AST, 15h00 UTC) 

 Registration: http://iocaribe.ioc-unesco.org/webinarseries/cd/regcd 

Discover more: http://iocaribe.ioc-unesco.org/webinarseries/cd 

 Simultaneous interpretation will be provided: English, French, and Spanish. 

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