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#OceanDecade: 1st Global Planning Meeting

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Date: 
13 May, 2019 - 15 May, 2019
Location: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 presents a once-in a life time opportunity to deliver scientific knowledge, foster technological innovation, and build capacity to achieve the 2030 Agenda and reverse the decline of ocean health. This will be a truly global effort based on inclusive partnerships flourishing in a global research and innovation ecosystem. To kick-start the Preparation Phase for the Decade, a Global Planning Meeting will be convened 13-15 May 2019, in Copenhaguen, Denmark, hosted by the National Museum of Denmark and convened by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as coordinating body for the Decade. The event will provide a forum to gather approximately 200 thought-leaders/champions/key stakeholders. A mixture of plenary and break-out groups will facilitate international, interdisciplinary discussions across sectors (such as: ocean science and technology; ocean policy and sustainable development; business and industry; NGOs and civil society; donors and foundations) to identify concrete deliverables and partnerships to meet the Decade's six societal objectives:

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