The timing could not be more critical as 2021 saw the launch of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science. The initiative aims to improve our understanding of the world’s largest ecosystem. A wide range of data gathering projects have already begun but there remains much more to do if we are to get the science we need for the ocean we want and reverse the damage that humans have caused.
Jon Baston-Pitt, Fugro
Alison Clausen, Programme Specialist, Deep Ocean and Marine Policy, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Dr. Mathias Jonas, Secretary General of the International Hydrographic Organisation
Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO