Bringing the Ocean to Society
18 Dec 2017
Marine Science and the UN 2030 Agenda
European Marine Board Forum discusses the role of marine science in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Eurocean's Executive-Director Ned Dwyer attended the 6th European Marine Board (EMB) Forum in Brussels on December 6th on "Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science?”. The workshop discussed how to promote and foster a greater role for the marine science community in supporting the ongoing work at international level to advance the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive-Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - a cooperating EurOcean Member - was very pleased to announce that earlier the same week  the United Nations had proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the ocean.

During the day-long event, there were numerous thought provoking and interesting presentations, and panel discussions.  

The EMB is currently developing a forum message and full proceedings of the Forum will be available in 2018. In the meantime the presentations are available on the EMB website.