Outreach
Bringing the Ocean to Society
3 Apr 2018
From COP21 towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
Event to take place in Paris on 10 and 11 September 2018.

The Ocean and Climate Platform and the IOC-UNESCO (EurOcean Cooperating Member) are organizing a high level scientific conference in September (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris).

Since COP21, new elements of knowledge came to light, thus enhancing our understanding of the interactions between ocean, climate and biodiversity. The well-being of marine ecosystems is recognized as central to combat climate change, highlighting the need to support and develop ocean science.

In view of the launching of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030), the Ocean and Climate Platform and IOC-UNESCO are organizing a High Level Scientific Conference on 10 and 11 September 2018, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The conference aims at synthesizing recent scientific progress on ocean and climate interplays; evaluating the latest ocean-climate trends within the context of increased ocean action; and reflecting on ways to move “from science to action”.

Organized around four sessions, the event will bring together scientists from multiple disciplines, civil society, businesses, decision-makers and UN entities, to share their expertise on ocean and climate related issues.

September 10:

Session 1 (2pm-3.30pm) – An assessment of scientific results and how they are processed by society

Session 2 (4pm-5.30pm) – An overview of ocean, climate and biodiversity knowledge from an intergovernmental organization perspective

September 11:

Session 3 (9am-10.30am) – From knowledge to action: how can the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development make a difference?

Session 4 (11am-1.30pm) – From science to action: which policies?

For more information, please contact:

Rejane Hervé (r.herve@unesco.org(link sends e-mail))
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
UNESCO

Anaïs Deprez (outreach@ocean-climate.org(link sends e-mail))
Ocean and Climate Platform

Françoise Gaill (francoise.gaill@cnrs-dir.fr(link sends e-mail))
Ocean and Climate Platform

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