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Stakeholder briefing: UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: 2021-2030

14 November 2019

On 5 November, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) and National Marine Science Committee (NMSC) held a stakeholder briefing for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: 2021-2030.

The briefing included information about the Decade, where the planning process is up to, and how ocean stakeholders (scientists, technologists and engineers, policy makers, communicators, connectors, teachers, business and community groups) can contribute to the Australian effort.

You can view a recording of the stakeholder briefing, facilitated by AusSMC, here.

The Decade will provide a common global framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage oceans, and in particular, achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UNESCO-IOC is leading the planning for the Decade on behalf of the UN.

The NMSC will play a leadership role in communicating about the Ocean Decade for the benefit of Australia and our region.

Panel speakers included:

  • Karen Evans, Member of the Executive Planning Group for the Ocean Decade and CSIRO Senior Research Scientist
  • Jas Chambers, National Representative, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Bureau of Meteorology General Manager for Global & National Science Relationships
  • Tony Worby, Chair of the National Marine Science Committee and Director of CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere