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#OceanDecade 1st Global Planning Meeting

Monday , May 13, 2019 - Wednesday , May 15, 2019

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Location Copenhagen,Denmark

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge, foster technological innovation, and build capacity to achieve the 2030 Agenda and reverse the decline of ocean health. This will be a truly global effort based on inclusive partnerships flourishing in a global research and innovation ecosystem. To kick-start the Preparation Phase for the Decade, a Global Planning Meeting will be convened 13-15 May 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark, hosted by the National Museum of Denmark and convened by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as coordinating body for the Decade.

The event will provide a forum to gather approximately 200 thought-leaders/champions/key stakeholders. A mixture of plenary and break-out groups will facilitate international, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade’s six societal objectives:

  • Safe Ocean
  • Sustainable and Productive Ocean 
  • Transparent and Accessible Ocean
  • Clean Ocean
  • Healthy and Resilient Ocean

Predicted OceanThe meeting will initiate a global dialogue that will be continued throughout 2019 and 2020 via regional Decade workshops, conference side-events, and further thematic workshops, to inform the planning of the Decade.

Important information
Participants are invited on a self-funded basis. Those who cannot participate will still have opportunities to engage in the Decade planning process. The Decade of Ocean Science is an inclusive and truly global initiative, and broad engagement will be key to success.