SCOR-Related Events at the UN Ocean Decade Conference




Off-Site Satellite Event: Unifying the air-sea interactions community

Organized by SOLAS and WG 162 OASIS
9 April, 10:00-11:30 CEST
Auditorium, Media-TIC
The purpose of this event, co-organized by endorsed Ocean Decade Programme Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) and the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS), is to make progress toward expanding the current network of air-sea communities and integrating marine technologies and modeling through a joint initiative. The event will showcase OASIS and SOLAS efforts, forge partnerships with other Decade Programmes, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing. We will align with conference goals to increase scientific knowledge, identify critical science and policy priorities, celebrate Decade accomplishments, contribute to the Ocean Decade Vision 2030, and develop research capacity and scale-up ocean action using science-based solutions.
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Off-Site Satellite Event: Enhancing coastal resilience in the Indian Ocean: Key contributions of ocean and climate sciences to institutional capacity development as a vital solution to coastal vulnerability and climate change
IOC/UNESCO Satellite Event, Co-sponsor of IIOE-2
With presentation by SCOR on IIOE-2
9 April, 15:00-17:00 CEST
S5+S6, World Trade Center
The decision by the IOC/UNESCO Assembly to transform the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Indian Ocean into an IOC Sub-Commission for the central Indian Ocean (IOCINDIO) is a powerful recognition and celebration of the needed reinforcement of UN intergovernmental ocean science-policy platform and dialogue. The seminar brings together eminent scientists and high-level government officials from the region and beyond with the key objective to exemplify that the power of international cooperation under the umbrella of the IOC/UNESCO has completely shaped the face of ocean and climate sciences in the Indian Ocean with numerous active programmes such as the IIOE-2, IOGOOS, the Indian Ocean Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA), the IOCINDIO Coastal Vulnerability initiatives and Networks of Ocean Sciences and Research Infrastructures for Capacity Development, several Ocean Decade related initiatives including the Decade Collaborative Centre for the Indian Ocean Region (DCC-IOR) and other DCCs (thematic), DCOs and DIPs, UNESCO Chairs and Category 2 Centres. The seminar resonates as a new vibrant call to local, national, regional governments and international partners for increased investments in “the ocean science we want” for the “ocean we want” through Decade-related initiatives.
On-Site Satellite Event: Long-term engagement in the Polar oceans: A decade of international action
Co-organized by SOOS
10 April, 13:15-14:45 CEST
Southern Ocean Room (133+134), Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)
The panel will showcase the achievements of the Southern Ocean community and the Decade Collaborative Centre (DCC-SO), and highlight an upcoming initiative – Antarctica InSync. The session will carry forward the work started by the Prince Albert of Monaco II Foundation’s Polar Initiative and Polar Symposium, ICED, and other largescale initiatives that will directly feed into, support, and benefit from the implementation of the Ocean Decade, and IPY. Initiatives like Antarctica InSync, addressing the need for collaborative science, synchronous observation, data sharing and protection of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, as well as Arctic DCC, and ICARP IV process. Website
The DCCC-SO will also be featured in the On-site Satellite Event: Supporting a global collective vision for ocean science by matching regional priorities. 11 April, 8:30-9:45 CEST, Baltic Sea Room (122+123), Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB).
“Air-sea ECR’s active role on designing the SOLAS Science Strategy for the next Decade” by Joan Llort, SOLAS.
“Southern Ocean Observing System for sustained and coordinated observations in a changing world” by Stefanie Ardnt, SOOS
The GEOTRACES IPO will be present at the Data Booth and Helpdesk of the Barcelona International Convention Centre (official venue) with a demonstration on 12 April, 16:00-16:15 CEST.

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