The United Nations Organisation has launched the 2021-2030 Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to provide a framework to ensure sustainable management of the Oceans.
EMSO ERIC, the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory Research Infrastructure Consortium, organised the EMSO Conference: preparing for UN Decade of Ocean Science.
The conference aims to offer an international scientific framework to increase the coordination and the effectiveness of international cooperation worldwide. By stimulating the exchange of information, best practices, and strategy alignment, the conference is designed to contribute to the improvement of the conditions for sustainable development and fulfillment of societal needs, increasing the awareness of the importance of the Ocean’s health.
Jan-Bart Calewaert from Seascape Belgium and EMODNET took part in the session called "Cooperation for a sustainable development of the Oceans" on Wednesday, 12 February.
The main conference themes were:
- Ocean Health and Biodiversity;
- Climate change;
- Hazards (natural and anthropogenic);
- Blue economy