OBPS for Macroalgae Carbon Sequestration by Rebecca Zitoun

Ocean Visions is pleased to release the first in a series of five “living” digital road maps designed to identify specific pathways forward to accelerate the development and testing of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal approaches. The Macroalgae Cultivation and Carbon Sequestration Road Map is now live and available to potential users here. The cultivation of […]

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Ocean Practices for the Decade

We are pleased to announce that our programme Ocean Practices for the Decade is one of 60 new programmes and  contributions endorsed under the UN Ocean Decade for transformative Decade Actions. The Ocean Practices for the Decade Programme (“OceanPractices’’) will support all ocean stakeholders in securing, equitably sharing, and collectively advancing this methodological heritage. By […]

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Various Opportunities at the OBPS

The OBPS is seeking a volunteer for creating and contributing an article on Wikipedia for the Ocean Best Practice System. Please send an email to newsletter[at]oceanbestpractices.org to communicate your interest in volunteering for the OBPS. On the other hand, the OBPS Task Team for the Value Chain Analysis and KPI development is seeking someone with […]

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EMODnet Jamboree Special Session: Ocean Best Practices – Improving data access and interoperability

This special session was hosted by the EMODnet Secretariat on the 16th June 2021 in the framework of the EMODnet Jamboree and was co-organised by the EMODnet partnership, the IOC Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) team, and other key external initiatives. The Chairs were Jan-Bart Calewaert (EMODnet) Secretariat and Frank Muller-Karger (OBPS). The session included short […]

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Ocean Innovation Prize Application Now Open

As part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (‘the Ocean Decade’), the Blue Climate Initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of a global US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize to inspire, fund and support innovations that mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies. Applications are encouraged as soon as possible. The […]

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5th OBPS Community Workshop: An Ocean of Values

We’re pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual OBPS Community Workshop, “An Ocean of Values” will be held from the 20th to the 24th of September! Early Information and pre-registration are available here.   We invite all members of the ocean community – including educators, scientists, citizens, artists, conservationists, cultural ambassadors, policy makers, and ocean […]

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World Ocean Assessment II Launched

The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II) was released on 21 April and is the newest outcome of the only integrated assessment of the world’s ocean at the global level covering environmental, economic and social aspects.  WOA II is a collective effort of interdisciplinary writing teams made up of more than 300 experts from around […]

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New Paper: Interoperability, Ocean Best Practices and the Ocean Decade

The UN Ocean Decade challenges marine science to better inform and stimulate social and economic development while conserving marine ecosystems. To achieve these objectives, we must make our diverse methodologies and best practices more comparable and interoperable, expanding global participation and foster capacity development in ocean science through a new and coherent approach to best […]

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IOC Manuals and Guide 84 (BP4BP) is now available!

The IOC Manuals and Guides 84 : Towards a Best Practice for Developing Best Practices in Ocean Observation (BP4BP): Supporting Methodological Evolution through Actionable Documentation,  is now available online. This guide can help authors of ocean methods, guides, manuals, and other documents to support the evolution of their documents into community-wide best practices. This well-documented […]

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