Meetings Other Relevant Events
2nd – 3rd March 2023
Our Ocean 2023 will create a space for collaborative dialogue between heads of state, private sector, civil society, and academic institutions to discuss how we can save our marine resources, promote sustainable use, and educate the public about our ocean.
Most importantly, the conference will bring attention to the critical importance of the implementation of well-connected systems of effective area-based management measures, including Marine Protected Areas, the development of the global blue economy and proposing innovative solutions to address marine pollution.
Areas of action
For Our Ocean 2023, Panama is focusing on the creation and implementation of Marine Protected Areas, the incentivization of a Blue Economy, and finding innovative solutions to address Marine Pollution.
Since the first Our Ocean Conference in 2014, participants in over 70 countries have announced more than a thousand eight hundred commitments worth more than $108 billion and protected more than five million square miles of ocean. Our Ocean will continue to report the commitments and partnerships from everyone involved, encouraging other parties to create their own commitments as well as provide updates on past commitments.