Workshop on UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Promenade Roger Laroque, Noumea, Nouvelle-Calédonie
New Caledonia
Noumea, New Caledonia

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 presents a once-in a life time opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge, foster technological innovation, and build capacity to achieve the 2030 Agenda and reverse the decline of ocean health. This will be a truly global effort based on inclusive partnerships flourishing in a global research and innovation ecosystem. Following the First Global Planning Meeting, held in May, in Denmark, a Pacific Community Workshop will be convened 23-25 July, in Noumea, New Caledonia, hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) and co-organized with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as coordinating body for the Decade. 

This event will provide a forum to gather approximately 50 ocean leaders/champions/key stakeholders to further discuss and prioritize the issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting. Plenary and working groups will facilitate regional, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as: ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives:



The Pacific Community Workshop offers a crucial opportunity to co-design mission-oriented research strategies in line with the 2030 Agenda and the Samoa Pathway, focusing on Small Island Developing States specific needs and priorities in terms of  transforming knowledge systems; accelerating transfer of technology; enabling training and education; and fostering science-policy dialogues.




The Pacific Community Workshop will aim to identify:

  • Knowledge gaps and regional ocean science priorities for the 2030 Agenda and the Samoa Pathway
  • Existing relevant partnerships/networks/initiatives and potential ones/interested partners
  • Priorities in capacity-development/training
  • Priority themes and topics to be addressed by the Decade
  • Other regional initiatives and meetings to be aligned with the Decade

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Join the conversation and be part of the first series of regional consultations for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. 

The plenary session on Tuesday, 23 July, will be available as a live stream at this link.

The plenary session on Thursday, 25 July, will be available at this link.

SPC, supported by IOC
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