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UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Southern Ocean Regional Workshop




San Diego, United States


The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge and ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the ocean and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As part of a global consultation process in preparation of the UN Decade, the Southern Ocean workshop will provide opportunities to further discuss, prioritize and formulate proposals for Southern Ocean initiatives to be framed under the UN Decade.

The Southern Ocean has a profound influence on the Earth system, due to its key role in the global circulation of heat, freshwater and nutrients, biogeochemical and carbon cycles, ocean productivity, and sea-level rise, as well as providing intrinsic value for conservation and management.

The Southern Ocean Regional Workshop will provide a forum to gather Southern Ocean leaders to identify key knowledge gaps and discuss pathways to address them.

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