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Cooperative marine science activities of IOC in the Caribbean and adjacent regions have existed for more than fifty years. Over this period three distinct stages have marked the evolution of marine Sciences in the region. CICAR - 1968: The first regional effort in marine sciences in the Caribbean was the Cooperative Investigations of the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (CICAR) coordinated by IOC and modeled on the Indian Ocean International Expedition. Its aim was the understanding of the oceans and related processes in the Greater Caribbean region. IOCARIBE Association, 1975: The Member States recognized the benefits of CICAR and expressed their interest in creating a successor organization.

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THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE
OF OCEAN SCIENCE

 

Co-designing the science for the Ocean Decade

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.

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Clean Ocean
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Clean
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Healthy Ocean
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healthy and resilient ocean

Productive Ocean
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productive ocean

Safe Ocean
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safe ocean

Accessible ocean
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Accessible ocean

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predicted ocean

Inspirinng and Engaging Ocean
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14 Feb 2024

Success in Microalgae and Ciguatera Training at the University of San Carlos de Guatemala…

During the visit of Dr. Yuri Okolodkov from the University of Veracruzana, Mexico, various activities were organized with the aim…
26 Jan 2024

Hazel McShine: A Life Dedicated to the Sea and to Writing

Image source: CNC3 News Trinidad and Tobago   Ms. McShine was responsible for establishing the Technical Advisory Services (TAS) and successfully led them for several years. In 1996, she was promoted to Deputy Director of Research and in 2000 became the first woman to hold the position of Director of the IMA, a role she fulfilled with distinction until her retirement in 2005.  …
05 Feb 2024

Adapting to climate change: the role of ocean data

Carbon dioxide removal strategies As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise due to human activities, carbon…
09 Feb 2024

2024 OCEAN DECADE CONFERENCE TO SHOWCASE TRANSFORMATIVE SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR A HEALTHY AND RESILIENT OCEAN

This Conference will mark a pivotal moment to celebrate achievements and set joint priorities for the future of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), or ‘Ocean Decade’.   Unveiling the programme at the Fundació Barcelona Capital Nàutica were representatives from UNESCO, which coordinates the Ocean Decade, as well as authorities from the different…

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