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  • Eco Magazine: Launch of a Special Digital Issue on the Ocean Decade
    Eco Magazine: Launch of a Special Digital Issue on the Ocean Decade

    The Ocean Decade marks a new era of ocean knowledge and understanding, and offers ocean stakeholders an unprecedented opportunity to drive global change.

  • Launch of Ocean Literacy Training Courses to support the Decade 07 April 2021
    Launch of Ocean Literacy Training Courses to support the Decade 07 April 2021

    Free Ocean Literacy Training Courses, hosted by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, with the contribution of the Government of Sweden a…

Scientists Say Land and Ocean Are Key to Tackling Climate Crisis

A House committee listened to experts on why ocean science is critical to understanding the changing climate and why better land use could be a major part of mitigating climate change.

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The Ocean Decade Virtual Series: Ocean and Human Health

This virtual session “Ocean and Human Health” is convened by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO in partnership with the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe Project, the BlueHealth Project and the European Marine Board, as part of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series. For registration and additional information, visit https://www.oceandecade.org/events/131/The-Ocean-Decade-Virtual-Series-Ocean-and-Human-Health

'Look to the ocean for economic growth': Motlanthe presses new agenda

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has called on the government to urgently pursue the maritime economy as an economic growth driver.

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Ninth meeting of the Global Ocean Observing System Steering Committee, part 2 28 September - 1 October 2020

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Ninth meeting of the Global Ocean Observing System Steering Committee, part 2 28 September - 1 October 2020, France. Part 1 of the ninth GOOS Steering Committee was held online the weeks of 14 and 20 April 2020.  The second session of this year’s GOOS Steering Committee meeting kicked off on 28 September - 1 October 2020, and will cover priority areas of GOOS work not covered in April.

Locusts threaten food security in Horn of Africa

In a throwback to the biblical plague of locusts which God inflicted on the Pharaohs of Egypt, the Horn of Africa is once again experiencing an invasion that is wreaking havoc on food security in the region.

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