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WOC partners with Seabed 2030 for a global ocean mapping

The World Ocean Council (WOC) announced its collaboration with the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the Global Blue Economy Business Organization to improve the mapping of the world’s ocean floor. WOC will support the Seabed 2030 vision and the ways in which organizations in the maritime community can collect and contribute bathymetric data to Seabed 2030. 

WOC joins alliance to promote ocean sustainability under UN SDGs

The World Ocean Council (WOC) – the Global Blue Economy Business Organization – announced it has become an official ally of the World Benchmarking Alliance, aiming to advance development of sustainability criteria for global ocean business community.

Call made to accelerate ocean sustainable use

The Belmont Forum called for proposals on ‘Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability’. Along with Future Earth and JPI Oceans, they aim to gather researchers and other expertise to advance sustainable use of the ocean and minimize the effects of climate change. The deadline for project pre-registration is 31 January 2019.

Businesses to come up with solutions to cut marine pollution

During World Water Week from 26 to 31 of August, senior corporate representatives will bring industry perspectives and examples on addressing the linkages between land and sea and implementing Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 14. The World Ocean Council will be Chairing a Session focusing on “Water, ecosystems and human development”.

New project collects data to improve Arctic operations

The World Ocean Council invited the Arctic ocean businesses community to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts and capabilities in the Arctic. The ARICE project targets to reduce risks to industry activities by making the scope and scale of Arctic ocean and atmosphere observations wider.

New report calls for more industry involvement in Ocean Governance

The World Ocean Council released the “Ocean Governance and the Private Sector.” This is an ocean review and foresight document based on business community involvement on Ocean Governance. The report identifies problems, solutions and opportunities for engaging the ocean business community in Ocean Governance . T

First speakers of WOC summit announced

First key speakers of the 5th edition of the Sustainable Ocean Summit, organized by the World Ocean Council, to be held in Halifax, Canada, from 29 November to 1 December 2017, were officially announced.

WOC urges for collaboration in Ocean Sustainable Development

World Ocean Council CEO Paul Holthus was invited to speak to the U.N. General Assembly on the occasion of the U.N. Ocean Conference, in recognition of the WOC role in ocean sustainable development. Mr Holthus emphasized the importance of business leadership and collaboration in addressing the challenges of ocean sustainability, science and stewardship, noting that “Every day is World Ocean Day at the World Ocean Council”.

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