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IOC-Unesco Releases Report from First UN Ocean Decade Global Planning Meeting

Summary Report of the First Global Planning Meeting: UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Copenhagen, 13-15 May 2019).

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the United Nation’s body for ocean science, has released a paper summarizing the priority issues for program development expressed by the participants, knowledge gaps in how to address the societal goals, and recommended activities for the way forward.

The outputs of the first Global Planning Meeting for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will inform the preparation phase of the Decade and the development of the implementation and resource mobilization plan.

Over the three days of meetings, working groups identified scientific knowledge gaps and research priorities for the 6 societal goals of the Decade. The paper also identifies other non-research issues brought up during working group and plenary sessions that provide global guidance about what will be most important for the success of the Decade.

For more information about the First Global Planning Meeting, click here.

Download the report here.

Story by IOC-Unesco

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