First International Conference
of the United Nations Decade
of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

31 May – 2 June 2021 | Berlin, Germany

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Creating the Ocean we Want

The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth and central to the survival of nature and humankind. But the ocean is also under massive threat. More than ever before, science and research are being called upon to join forces with policymakers and society to develop options for action and prospects for the protection and sustainable use of the ocean. It is against this backdrop that the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021 to 2030 as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Please join us to celebrate the start of the Ocean Decade and join a collective effort to create the ocean we want! Engage with other stakeholders from across the world and from diverse stakeholder groups including science, industry, governments, NGOs, civil society and community leaders, media, and arts and humanities to build networks and partnerships at the First International Conference of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development in Berlin, Germany, at the Estrel Congress Center. There will be an array of interactive sessions that aim to catalyse partnerships and co-design of Decade Actions, as well as discussions and dialogue on key overarching themes of the Decade including inclusivity, solutions-based ocean science, regional action, and resource mobilisation. Exhibitions and several side events will round off the conference.

Would you like
to participate?

Are you planning to attend the conference? Make a note of the date and subscribe to our info mail to receive all relevant information on how to join the conference.


Would you like to help
shape the programme?

If you would like to play an active role during the conference, for example as an exhibitor, workshop host or organizer of a side event, you can fill out a form until 31 October to submit your proposal for a contribution on ocean science in the context of the Ocean Decade from the perspective of society, industry, the arts community, culture or politics.

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