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Ocean Decade Poster Competition: Meet the winners!

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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The Ocean Agency, HP, D&AD and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission asked hundreds of designers from around the world to illustrate the great adventure that is ocean science. If the Ocean Decade were a movie, what would the poster look like?

Although it covers 71% of the Earth's surface, we’ve only mapped 19% of the ocean floor in high resolution. To date, we have explored the surfaces of the Moon and Mars, but are still lacking effective national strategies to map the seabed (cf. Global Ocean Science Report 2020). 

The ‘Ocean Decade Poster Competition’ aimed to challenge designers to create a poster that would inspire greater support for ocean science and engage citizens to embark on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade), which kicked off officially last January. Designers sought to help people discover that ocean science is exciting and involves thrilling adventures.

 On the 15th March, the winner and two runner-up posters were officially announced. Congratulations to winner Jatin Sharma, and runner-ups Thom Farrall, Liam Campbell and Amelida Heldt for their creativity and exceptional posters! They will join some other 30 other participants who will be given the opportunity to exhibit their posters at the UNESCO Headquarters, in the attractive heart of Paris, France, during a unique exhibition to celebrate World Oceans Day 2021

 We invite you to support ocean science and conservation by downloading and displaying the posters. 

More items will be made available soon!  


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