In view of the launching of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030), the Ocean and Climate Platform and IOC-UNESCO are organizing a High Level Scientific Conference on 10 and 11 September 2018, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The conference aims at synthesizing recent scientific progress on ocean and climate interplays; evaluating the latest ocean-climate trends within the context of increased ocean action; and reflecting on ways to move "from science to action". Organized around four sessions, the event will bring together scientists from multiple disciplines, civil society, businesses, decision-makers and UN entities, to share their expertise on ocean and climate related issues. To register please visit: https://en.unesco.org/ocean-climate-conference
Session 1 (2pm-3:30pm) – What does science tell us today about the ocean?
Session 2 (4pm-5:30pm) – An intergovernmental organization perspective on ocean, climate and biodiversity knowledge
Session 3 (9am-10:30am) – From science to action: how can the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development make a difference?
Session 4 (11am-12:30pm) – From science to action: which policies?
September 10 (9am-12:30pm) – Sciences cooperation, policies interfaces and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South Atlantic Ocean
September 11 (2pm-4pm) – Academic research: which contributions to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science?
For more information on the sessions, please see the conference website at: https://en.unesco.org/ocean-climate-conference