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09-07-2021

Defining the future of the Southern Ocean

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

United Nations / Ocean Science & Technology / Ocean Policy & Sustainable Development / Business & Industry / Donors & Foundations

Based on the recommendations in the global implementation plan of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), members of the Southern Ocean community set up a Task Force to develop the Southern Ocean Action Plan. This Action Plan will provide a framework for Southern Ocean stakeholders to formulate and develop concrete activities that support the Decade vision. To ensure this Action Plan represents the diverse perspectives and priorities of a wide range of Southern Ocean stakeholders, the Southern Ocean Task Force is now inviting all interested stakeholders to get involved in the process.

As a part of this effort, we have put together this Involvement Form for you to let us know if/how you would like to get involved in the Southern Ocean process.

In parallel, we are also running an open survey to identify Southern Ocean priorities and activities that stakeholders feel should be developed in the context of the UN Ocean Decade.

For the purpose of this form, we would like to highlight that the UN Ocean Decade and the SODecade initiative is not a funding organisation, but rather serves as a platform to increase the impact and effectiveness of Decade activities across the Southern Ocean, which can leverage funding opportunities. At this stage, getting involved in the Southern Ocean process will allow you to receive updates on the upcoming workshop and potentially get involved in Working Group meetings. These meetings will set out to identify the needs of the Southern Ocean community in view of addressing the Southern Ocean priorities identified through the survey.

If you are interested in getting further involved in the Southern Ocean contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, we kindly ask that you complete the form here: 

https://www.sodecade.org/involvement-form/

Thank you for your interest in the Southern Ocean contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development!

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