UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Summary and Expectations
The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mainstream ocean science by focusing on existentially important issues of sustainable development, towards “the ocean we need for the future we want”. The upstream element of the entire Decade value chain will be a competent, reliably and durably resourced ocean observing system. The breakout session will review the summary of all planning efforts for the Decade by the time of OceanObs’19 and will try to project it on the potential configuration, existing building blocks, and requirements and incentives for such a competent ocean observing system.
- Ocean Observing
- Knowledge of ecosystems
- Ocean data and information system