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UN aims to ocean sustainability with Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean.

Watch: How IMO acts in favor of marine biodiversity

The International Maritime Organization fully supports global efforts to protect biodiversity in the world’s oceans, and therefore launched a video concerning the protection of marine biodiversity and ecosystems.

IMO celebrates the oceans on World Oceans Day

On World Oceans Day, Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO) invited a celebration of the majesty, beauty and sheer wonder of our oceans and the ships that ply their trade on them. 

BWTS Compliance: Key challenges

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Dr. Efi Tsolaki, Chief Scientific Officer, ERMA FIRST S.A. highlighted that invasive aquatic species are a major threat to the marine ecosystems, and shipping has been identified as a vital pathway for introducing species to new environments.

University of Portsmouth supports marine environment’s safety

The UK-based University of Portsmouth launched a new research center, in order to enhance the safety of the world’s marine and freshwater environment. In fact, the Centre for Blue Governance (CBG) goals to develop and conduct multi-disciplinary research to inform blue governance policies globally. 

Ocean Innovation Challenge to boost UN SDGs

In light of the marine pollution, the climate change upon ocean ecosystems and the habital loss that the ocean is dealing with, the United Nations Development Program lauched the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) in order to face those negative impacts and boost the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 14 (SDGs) targets.

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