The Ocean Decade Laboratories are a creative, interactive platform to support action for the Ocean Decade around the globe.
They are a virtual catalyst of action for the Ocean Decade.
Assemble diverse actors across generations and geographies to catalyze co-design processes and initiate development of Decade Actions.
Present already endorsed Ocean Decade Actions, including programs, projects and contributions, to inspire new engagement and commitments.
Create opportunities for exchange, collaboration and the catalysis of partnerships in the context of the Ocean Decade.
Raise visibility and awareness of the Ocean Decade and attract new partners and stakeholders to engage the Ocean Decade.
Each Laboratory focuses on one of the seven Outcomes of the Ocean Decade. Laboratory participants leverage the opportunity for exchange, collaboration and the creation of sustainable partnerships. It is a self-standing event and encompasses a Core Event that will be complemented by a diverse range of Satellite Activities during a maximum time slot of 48 hours. The Core Event will be hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). Satellite Activities can be proposed by any institution interested in engaging in the Ocean Decade via two Calls for Online Sessions. Both calls will be launched globally to ensure that a diversity of time zones, languages, and regional and local contexts are represented in the Laboratories.
Examples of Satellite Activities could include:
In a final virtual Wrap-up taking place at the end of each Laboratory, the outcomes of Satellite Activities and Core Event will be summarized and follow-up actions identified.
An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean.
A predicted ocean where society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions.
A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and removed.
A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensuring the provision of food supply.
A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are mapped and protected.
A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards.
An accessible and transparent ocean with open access to data, information and technologies.
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