The Science We Need
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Hawaii to host major international conference on...

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Ocean Science Decade Comes at Time of Precarious...

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Regional Planning Workshop sets the stage for...

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IMO-executed GloFouling project kicks off to...

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WE ARE OCEAN: An Artistic Contribution to the UN...

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30-03-2019

UN Resolution: Decade of Ocean Science

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13-08-2019

Engaging society to preserve the ocean: An...

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27-06-2019

Accelerating Ocean Science for a Better World: The...

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02-09-2019

UNESCO launches Ocean Literacy programme in Brazil

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26-07-2019

Pacific Community: Ocean Science fundamental for...

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27-09-2019

OceanObs’19 Conference Statement

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09-10-2019

Southern Cross tackles the big-picture problems

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24-05-2019

An Ocean Science Decade to meet the needs of all

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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"The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want"

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Ocean Literacy Strategy for the UN Decade of Ocean...

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Ocean Literacy Profesional Development Training...

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Regional Workshop - North Atlantic Ocean - UN...

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Regional Workshop - North and Central Indian Ocean...

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POGO Annual Meeting

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Regional workshop - Mediterranean - UN Decade of...

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Regional workshop - Pan African and Surrounding...

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Arctic Ocean Decade Workshops :...

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All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum

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AMOS 2020 International Conference on Indian Ocean...

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Ocean Science Meeting 2020

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28-02-2020

Foundations Dialogue for the Ocean Decade

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06-03-2020

OCEATLAN XVI

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World ocean Summit 2020

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OOPC-23: GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observation Physics...

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2nd Global Planning Meeting - UN Decade of Ocean...

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30-03-2020
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03-04-2020

GOOS SC-9 - IOC-WMO-UN Environment-ISC Global...

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International Coastal Symposium

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International Symposium on Plastics in the Artic...

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Human Health and Ocean Symposium

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13-05-2020

International Symposium Human Health and the Ocean...

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2020 UN Ocean Conference

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World Ocean Day

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17-06-2020

Sustainability Research and Innovation 2020

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10-07-2020

14th ICRF "Tackling the Challenging Future of...

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Our Coastal Futures (International Conference...

Southern Cross University

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Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations...

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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