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The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) will harness and stimulate innovative ocean research, from co-design to co-delivery, and strengthen the multi-stakeholder cooperation needed to develop the science we need for the ocean we want.


The Decade will provide a framework for collaborative and participative ocean research, and support better integration of diverse knowledge systems from different science disciplines and ocean communities.


This virtual session “Co-designing the science we need for the Ocean Decade” is convened by IOC of UNESCO Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE) with the support of the Offices of the Government of Sweden, as part of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series.


It will explore opportunities and challenges and discuss best practices to deliver codesigned, solution-oriented research that will lead to transformative Decade Actions with long-lasting benefits to the ocean and society.



Following the first global event on this topic, this virtual session will dive into Western Tropical Atlantic contextual factors (drivers and perceptions, needs and priorities at regional level in terms of transforming knowledge systems, developing capacity and enhancing training and education.


The session will be organised in two parts:



Part 1 - What are the main challenges and opportunities for collaborative research at regional level?



Part 2 - What are the capacity development, training, education and resource needs at regional level?