People from 89 countries participated in second Ocean Decade Laboratory “A Predicted Ocean”

The second Ocean Decade Laboratory “A Predicted Ocean” brought together people from all over the world for a truly global two-day seminar.

“There is not a person on earth who is not touched by the healthy state of the ocean or the changes that are taking place in the ocean,” said Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the beginning of the second Ocean Decade Laboratory “A Predicted Ocean,” setting the tone for an inspirational two-day marathon spanning the globe.

The Ocean Decade Laboratory engaged people from 89 countries and included 31 separate Satellite Activities. Predicting the ocean means trying to understand the future of things such as the weather, climate, fishing industry, and disaster risk management. It requires input from scientists and local stakeholders alike, and a large part of the Ocean Decade is about bridging the gap between science and civil society.

“We have to listen and we have to develop trust in order to become a joint group with the users [of the ocean],” said Detlef Stammer, Professor and Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

If you missed the Ocean Laboratory “A Predicted Ocean,” you can watch the Core Event and the Wrap-up in their entirety here: Core Event and Wrap-up. A short documentary on the Core Event of the Laboratory is available here.

Below you can find a video, which shows how marine research is characterized by international collaboration. Embark on a journey to see its many different faces.