Delivering the science we need for the ocean we want from Barcelona to San José and Nice… and beyond

June 25, 2024 @ 13:30 - 14:45
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The aim of this 75-minute session is to present Member States with the key outcomes and recommendations of two major convenings of the ocean community that have been held in 2024 – namely the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference (Barcelona, April 2024) and the ‘Immersed in Change’ Conference (San José, June 2024). The event will then explore how the recommendations and outcomes of these events related to ocean science and knowledge can be translated to actionable and impactful initiatives that will be support policy and decision making in the lead-up to the 2025 United Nations Ocean Conference (Nice, June 2025) and beyond through the remaining period of the Ocean Decade.


Session moderated by: Alison Clausen, Deputy Coordinator, Ocean Decade, UNESCO-IOC

1. High-Level Opening Remarks 

H.E. Ms Ana Elena Pinto Lizano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Costa Rica to France, Permanent Delegate

2. The Barcelona Statement from the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference

Presentation by Julian Barbière, Global Coordinator, Ocean Decade; Head, Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section, UNESCO-IOC

3. Outcomes of the Immersed in Change Conference

Presentation by Costa Rica

4. Panel discussion: Translating outcomes to action in the lead-up to the 2025 United Nations Ocean Conference and beyond

  • Dr Rafael Gonzalez-Quiros, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
  • Dr Srinivasa Kumar, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
  • Claire Jolly, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

5. Closing Remarks: Looking towards Nice in June 2025 and beyond

  • H.E. Ambassador Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Special Envoy of the President for the 2025 United Nations Ocean Conference, France
  • Vidar Helgesen, UNESCO-IOC Executive Secretary, UNESCO Assistant Director-General


June 25, 2024
13:30 - 14:45
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UNESCO HQ and online
7 Pl. de Fontenoy
Paris, 75007 France


The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want





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