From the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (‘the Ocean Decade’) Virtual Series, a new webinar on the 29 April 2021 (13h00-14h30 CEST).
In December 2020, the Global Ocean Science Report 2020 – Charting Capacity for Ocean Sustainability (GOSR2020) was released. Based on data collected from around the world, the GOSR2020 offers a global record of how, where and by whom ocean science is conducted. By analyzing the workforce, infrastructures, equipment, funding, investments, publications, data flow and exchange policies, as well as national strategies, the GOSR monitors our capacity to understand the ocean and seize new opportunities. The GOSR2020 provides the baseline information for measuring progress in these areas over the next ten years of the Ocean Decade.
This webinar provides the occasion to reflect on where we stand in terms of ocean science investment, human and technical capacities, data management, as well as output. Based on the main findings of the GOSR2020, the aim is to engage in a dialogue with ocean science users and producers supported by a number of panellists, experts in their respective fields. The objectives of the presentations and discussion are: a) to assess current investment and capacity gaps in ocean science and b) to identify measures on how to minimize or even close these over the period of the Ocean Decade.