The Science We Need
For The Ocean We Want

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2018-2020

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12-02-2020

New agreement mobilizes global science for the Ocean Decade

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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10-02-2020

UNESCO’s IOC facilitates a workshop on enhancing regional capacity...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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05-02-2020

Building the Generation Ocean in Italy

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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30-01-2020

Towards a safer ocean? Puerto Rico earthquakes an urgent call for better...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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23-01-2020

Call for Contributions for the Future Earth Coasts Open Science Conference...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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22-01-2020

Coral ecology and robot technology combine to combat bleaching and...

Southern Cross University

AUS

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17-01-2020

South Atlantic Regional Workshop: encouraging new models of cooperation and...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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12-12-2019

Schmidt Ocean Institute Maps One Million Square Kilometers of Seafloor and...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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11-12-2019

Defining priorities for integrated coastal zone management in Central...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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21-11-2019

Kenya and Portugal announce their support to the Decade Alliance

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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"The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want"

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27-02-2020
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28-02-2020

Foundations Dialogue for the Ocean Decade

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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05-03-2020
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06-03-2020

OCEATLAN XVI

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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09-03-2020
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10-03-2020

World ocean Summit 2020

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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09-03-2020
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14-03-2020

OOPC-23: GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observation Physics and Climate Panel

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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09-03-2020
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09-03-2020

The Ocean Meetings Workshop

Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection

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18-03-2020
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20-03-2020

2nd Global Planning Meeting - UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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30-03-2020
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03-04-2020

GOOS SC-9 - IOC-WMO-UN Environment-ISC Global Ocean Observation System...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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01-04-2020
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04-04-2020

Global Ocean Summit: Linking Large Marine Ecosystems to Local Science and...

Coastal Resources Center, GSO, URI

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20-04-2020
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23-04-2020

International Coastal Symposium

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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21-04-2020
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23-04-2020

International Symposium on Plastics in the Artic and Sub-Artic Region

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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29-04-2020
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01-03-2020

Regional Arctic Ocean Decade Workshops (April-May) - UN Decade of Ocean...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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11-05-2020
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13-05-2020

Human Health and Ocean Symposium

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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11-05-2020
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13-05-2020

International Symposium Human Health and the Ocean in a Changing World

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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15-05-2020
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22-06-2020

I live by the Sea International Youth Photo and Film Contest 2020

Today We Have

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02-06-2020
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06-06-2020

2020 UN Ocean Conference

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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08-06-2020
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08-06-2020

World Ocean Day

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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14-06-2020
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17-06-2020

Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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05-07-2020
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10-07-2020

14th ICRS

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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13-07-2020
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17-07-2020

NMEA 2020 Annual Conference

National Marine Educators Association

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16-07-2020
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17-07-2020

International Meeting on Marine Research 2020 (IMMR’20)

Polytechnic of Leiria - ESTM

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05-09-2020
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05-11-2020

#GenerazioneOceano

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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21-10-2020
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22-10-2020

Our Coastal Futures conference 2020

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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21-05-2030
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21-06-0002

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

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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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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