In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the importance of the ocean for the health of the people and the planet, and the significant benefits it provides which are critical to sustainable development. However, the ocean and its ecosystems continue to face unprecedented challenges, including impacts by multiple and cumulative pressures from human activities as well as changing dynamics fueled by climate change, leading to the continued deterioration of the health of the ocean.
Addressing such challenges calls for the strengthening of science-policy interface, aimed at increasing the scientific understanding of the ocean and the challenges it faces, while also ensuring responsive ocean policies and actions that are informed by the best available science.
The United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO invite you to join the webinar:
Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface for Ocean Sustainability
1st March 2021
09:00am - 11:00am (EST)
The objective of this webinar is to raise awareness of the importance of the science-policy interface for ocean governance at all levels, showcase links between the science-policy interface and society including ocean users, and reinforce the understanding of the role of citizen science, as well as traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in strengthening the science-policy interface.
The webinar will be open to all who pre-register through thispre-register through this link.