Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference 2020: Treasures from the Sea

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Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference 2020: Treasures from the Sea

Virtual event on November 11 2020, 13.00–16.00 CET, organized by the IAU Cluster Lead for SDG 14. In this second Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference, ocean resources and how these may include solutions for a growing population and livelihood for coastal communities are particularly emphasized.

About the Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference 2020:

Questions to be addressed during the virtual event on Wednesday, 11. November 2020, 13.00-16.00 (CET):

    - How can we enhance knowledge production and knowledge sharing and collaboration across sectors and borders to secure a sustainable and efficient use of ocean resources?
    - How can we collaborate across institutions, borders and across North-South to secure that the ocean is predictable, clean, safe and healthy?
    - How can science play a stronger role in the management and extraction of resources from the ocean?
    - What role can universities play to increase ocean literacy in a broader sense?
    - In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, what treasures does the ocean hide in the search for new medicines?

In 2021 the International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will start calling for collaboration and sharing of data and knowledge across sectors, borders and levels. In 2020 a number of targets in the Sustainable Development Goals are to be delivered upon and countries started the year discussing how to reach these targets. This year’s maturing targets deal to a large extent with biodiversity, one of the many challenges facing the world. These targets and the Decade of Ocean Science will form the backdrop for the conference.

The Decade of Ocean Science is approaching, calling for scientists, policy makers, managers, and service users to join forces in ensuring that ocean science brings greater benefits for ocean ecosystems and society alike. This year's maturing targets and the Decade of Ocean Science will form the backdrop for the conference.
The conference will be attended by, amongst others, Nikolai Astrup, Minister for Local Government and Modernisation, Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, and Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary IOC of UNESCO.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 11, from 13.00 - 16.00 CET.
Location: Online

A detailed programme and registration (free of charge) can be found here: https://www.uib.no/en/ocean/136912/ocean-sustainability-bergen-conferenc...

The University of Bergen leads SDG 14 for the IAU Global HESD Cluster.

A call for contributions to a joint publication on Higher Education and SDG 14 can be found here .

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Life below water
Associated university(ies) : 
University of Bergen