Event Type
Conferences and Workshops
Event Dates
Tromsø, Norway

The UN Decade of Ocean science presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge and ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This workshop will provide a forum to gather Arctic Ocean leaders and key stakeholders to discuss and prioritize issues identified at the First Global Planning Meeting. During the workshop plenary and break-out groups will facilitate interdisciplinary discussions across sectors to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives (A clean ocean; A healthy and resilient ocean; A predicted ocean; A safe ocean; A sustainably harvested and productive ocean; A transparent and accessible ocean).

Based on your knowledge and expertise, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop. During the day there will be plenary sessions and three sessions with break out groups discussing topics corresponding to the societal outcomes of the Decade.

Each break-out group will, for the different subject areas, aim to identify how knowledge from Arctic residents, business, policy and science can work together on Arctic Ocean issues relevant for the UN Decade, focusing on:

  • Knowledge gaps, and Arctic ocean science priorities for the 2030 Agenda and regional ocean policy priorities
  • Existing Arctic and new relevant partnerships/networks/initiatives/meetings that can be leveraged
  • Priority themes and topics to be addressed by the Decade from a sustainable development perspective