In order to boost women’s leadership in the maritime and ocean business community, the World’s Ocean Council (WOC) and the Women’s International Shipping & Tradding Association (WISTA) are about to collaborate and sign an MoU, on 20 November at the annual WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019 in Paris.
The LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI) and the World Ocean Council (WOC) intent to join forces to boost and endorse the use of LNG as a marine fuel. This alliance will fulfill the management strategies, regulations and research and development of technical standards for LNG in the international shipping market.
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.
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.
‘Social license to operate’ is crucial to all ocean industries and the Blue Economy overall. A new report by WOC, ANCORS and Wageningen University provides a strategic, cross-sectoral and systematic assessment of the challenges and opportunities for industry in addressing social license in ocean economic activity.
The World Ocean Council (WOC) has convened the key green and sustainable shipping programs at several of the annual WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) events in order to foster and facilitate communication among the programs and stimulate coordination.
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.
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”.
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.
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
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