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DateStart Time (EET)Session TitleDescriptionSupporting Organization
11/8/202209:00AMIntegrating Ocean Policy and Ocean Science to Accelerate Ocean-Based Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

This side event will showcase the research and practices that OPRI and its national and international partner institutions are conducting concerning ocean-based climate change mitigation and adaptation actions. Based on this, we will discuss areas for collaboration with other ocean research institutions in the valuable platform of the Ocean Pavilion and identify priority research and actions.

Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI)
11/8/202210:30AMAverting Climate Disaster: How Ocean Science and Tech Can Help Close the Global Emissions Gap

The ocean is changing faster now than at any time in human history. To manage this change and put society on a path towards a sustainable climate future, we need to open a new era of large-scale ocean measurement and monitoring aimed at enabling climate action. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President and Director Peter de Menocal will present a sweeping vision for an international effort to understand and unlock the full potential of our planet’s life-support system.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/8/202211:30AMThe Ocean Wears Many Hats: Governance and Impacts of Offshore Oil and Gas Production in the U.S.

This talk will daylight US and global energy use, oil and gas consumption, and how much of that energy comes from the ocean. We will explore how we govern this use in the US, the consequences of offshore oil and gas production, and what happens when things go wrong. We’ll look at how oil companies continue to win leases offshore and be profitable, even under progressive administrations. Attendees will gain an understanding of what the future holds for offshore energy production in the US.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
11/8/202212:00PMThe Ocean Decade Africa Roadmap

This event will be the flagship event of the Ocean Decade at COP27 and will facilitate discussions, foster ideas, catalyze partnerships, and stimulate commitment to embark on the process of co-design and co-development of Decade programs and projects. The Ocean Decade Africa Roadmap provides a coordinated framework for ocean science planning and uptake, and a foundation to monitor the achievement of Decade priorities and outcomes in the region.

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt (NIOF)
11/8/202201:30PMCorals and climate; the importance of citizen science in their management and restoration.

This event will showcase who citizen science is assisting in the ground truthing of data in platforms such as the Allen Coral Atlas, assist governments develop robust management and restoration systems and the innovative solutions communities have implemented to assist in the sharing of knowledge and restoration of their coral reefs. This event will demonstrate impacts of citizen science through a range of speakers from government, Allen Coral Atlas, Indigenous science programs and communities

Commonwealth Blue Charter/ASU
11/8/202203:00PMThe ocean, society, and the drive towards net zero – challenges, opportunities and cross-sectorial responses including business, science, finance, and transport.

The ocean is at the intersection of all the major challenges facing humanity – climate change, nature & biodiversity loss, energy & food security, governance & equity and more. The event will showcase challenges on & actions by different ocean sectors to help limit warming to 1.5 °C & achieve Net Zero whilst enhancing NDCs & improving nature & sustainable development. It will discuss how trans-sectoral collaboration can improve understanding of the complexity & feedbacks associated with actions.

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
11/8/202204:30PMAddressing the energy transition: Seabed mining - a risky proposition for climate, people and the planet

The shift in energy sources and transition to zero-emission targets has led to increasing demand for the metals needed to build batteries and increasing interest by investors, mining companies and some coastal states in seabed mining. The imminent commencement of seabed mining raises important questions about how we can accelerate a paradigm shift to low-carbon infrastructure to avert the worst impacts of climate change – while minimizing environmental harm along the way.

Minderoo Foundation
11/8/202206:00PMAdvancing R&D to secure a future for coral reefs in a warmer ocean

Corals support the livelihoods of one billion people, but are under serious threat. It is time to raise the ambition to conserve and restore corals and reefs using inspiring science-based solutions. Conserving all corals, not leaving any behind, and even aiming at recovering some of the loss may seem impossible, but this is only the case if we accept the status quo. This event will promote a dialogue on the need to develop next-generation solutions to restore and conserve the world’s corals.

G20 Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP)
11/9/202210:00AMHigh Level Blue Finance Event: Accelerating investments in SDG14 and the Sustainable Blue Economy

In response to the 2nd United Nations Ocean Conference’s many calls for greater financial support for SDG14’s implementation, this High-Level Side-Event will bring together governments, financial institutions, regional development banks, private sector entities, philanthropy, and science experts to discuss how to increase investment flows in support of the Sustainable Blue Economy to achieve SDG14.

UN DESA, Government of France and Government of Costa Rica
11/9/202212:00PMOcean Rights to boost Climate Action at International Negotiations

Imagine the Ocean had a voice at the table where decisions affecting it are taken, would this provide a new perspective in decision making? Based on the experiences from the Nature’s Rights movement, the concept of having the same perspective for the ocean on a global level is attractive not the least to big ocean states such as Cabo Verde. This event seeks to explore opportunities for a future Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights.

The Ocean Race
11/9/202201:30PMClearing the Blue Carbon Highway: Governance, Benefit-Sharing and Rights

Blue Carbon has been rising as an option for the private sector and government alike to meet their climate goals. However, several roadblocks have appeared that have generated uncertainty in some realms and that may jeopardize the rapid growth and delivery of this nature-based solution. In this one-hour side event we will address those uncertainties and discuss what actions are required to expedite progress and deliver equitable blue carbon climate action.

Blue Marine Foundation
11/9/202203:00PMClimate Change in the Mediterranean area: Challenges, Impacts and Solutions

This will discuss those challenges that shall be tackled together, as recently declared that the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean, endorsed recently a ministerial declaration that seeks to exploit the potential of research and innovation to increase the resilience of the Mediterranean region against environmental, food security and socioeconomic challenges, as well as to promote science diplomacy. This will reinforce the dialogue between the policymakers and scientific community.

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt (NIOF)
11/9/202204:30PMCORVI: From Land to Seascapes, Building Climate Resilience for Island States and Coastal Communities

Climate risks affect the social, economic, and environmental lifelines of coastal communities. The Stimson Center and the Commonwealth Secretariat recently completed three CORVI Rapid Risk Assessments in Barbados, Sri Lanka, and Kiribati, analyzing the chief climate risks in coastal areas using cross cutting localized data. Learn how governments are using this information to act, foster all-of-government efforts, attract international financing and fill the adaptation gap before it is too late.

Stimson Center
11/10/202208:00AMKeeping the ocean-climate-biodiversity nexus momentum alive: Sharing the SIDS’ Perspectives

The ocean also offers formidable opportunities to address climate change at the national, regional and global levels. The event will provide an opportunity for speakers to share their views on the importance of incorporating the ocean in the climate discussions. As representatives and advocates of the Island States at the forefront of climate change, we have a unique and leading role to play on this issue.

Pacific Islands Forum
11/10/202209:00AMOcean conservation and climate protection

Climate change is having an increasing negative impact on natural capital, leading to a decline in ecosystem services and in economies.This event will bring together biologists, economists, and IPCC authors and will show to decision-makers, stakeholders and climate change negotiators how nature-based solutions could help reconcile saving the Ocean, fighting climate change, and improve the well-being of people.This event will include presentations, a panel discussion and questions from the floor.

Monaco Scientific Center (CSM)
11/10/202210:30AMOcean Science for Climate Action in the framework of the Ocean Decade

Key conclusions of the first Ocean Climate Dialogue included recognition that a whole of society approach is needed for ocean-climate action. This event will provide a space for discussion of the importance of the science-policy-society interface to translate ocean science to effective climate action. Actors across the science-policy-society interface will explore key gaps and challenges and provide examples of innovative solutions underway in the context of the Ocean Decade.

UN Ocean Decade
11/10/202212:00PMHow digital twins of the ocean can transform science and the world

Digital twins allow us to track how and why the things we care about are changing and simulate what their futures could be, including by exploring ‘what if?’ scenarios. In May 2022 the UK hosted the International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit, building on the outcomes of the UK G7 Presidency 2021. This event allows an opportunity to further develop a unified vision on digital twins of the ocean, contribute to their development, and explore their utility – a key aim set out in the summit.

National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
11/10/202201:30PMECOPS (Early Career Ocean Professionals) & CMAR/ETP as a testing ground for Cohort based Ocean Leadership Expansion

The Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) Network is established to empower next-generation ocean leadership from and for critical ocean ecoregions. Endorsed by the UN Ocean Decade, it is time to elevate and strengthen the diverse perspectives through a collective voice, ensuring knowledge transfer to promote ocean sustainability. The panel will explore the nee to invest, challenges, barriers, and identify conditions of success and solutions to ensure genuine step-change used to benefit policy.

IOC-UNESCO; Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
11/10/202203:00PMLaunch of the IPOS Coalition: Scientific institutions coming together for ocean sustainability

This event aims at (1) presenting the concept and importance of an international panel for ocean sustainability (IPOS), (2) opening discussions to consolidate the main goals of the IPOS coalition. Speakers will highlight the timeliness of IPOS, the current state of progress of the coalition, and the different fields in which IPOS could intervene.

The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
11/10/202204:30PMOcean observations for climate change: From local observations to a global system

Our vision to build the global ocean observing system is a bold, urgent, and achievable step that we can take to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It is the only way to truly understand whether and for how long the ocean will absorb carbon, and thus protect the planet from the disastrous effects of climate change. We will present a variety of perspectives on ocean observing, from coastal to open ocean and from high latitudes to the tropics and discuss collaboration towards our common vision.

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO); GOOS
11/10/202206:00PMEmerging Leaders in Ocean Policy and Science in SIDS

This event brings together a diverse set of recognized SIDS youth leaders and ocean scientists to propose and discuss adaptable policy and science frameworks for global implementation. Drawing on their experiences in indigenous policy and resource management, marine science, emergent technology, sustainable energy, and carbon markets, the panelists will also discuss island innovation ecosystems and transformative community impact in the ocean space.

Stanford University; Government of Palau; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/11/202208:00AMFish are Carbon Engineers Fish, like whales and plankton, are keystones of the ocean biological pump, the system constantly at work capturing and storing excess carbon from the atmosphere. Representatives from the scientific community, civil society and government will discuss the evidence in support of fisheries management as carbon management and what opportunities exist for maximising this to deliver on climate action commitments. Coffee & breakfast provided.Our Fish
11/11/202209:00AMThe Ocean, its ecosystems, and the UNFCCC: what actions now for effective Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA)?

Investing in actions to sustainably manage, conserve & restore biodiversity & ecosystems is essential for maintaining the ecosystem services critical for climate change adaptation & disaster risk reduction, reducing vulnerabilities, & increasing resilience. Effective EbA could provide local adaptation & mitigation options but with rapidly advancing climate change is there a still a window of opportunity for such investment & action? Is there a global warming limit when this window will close?

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
11/11/202210:30AMFrom the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis: Impacts, resilience, and optimism

Small-island coral reef countries are already at the front lines of the climate change crisis. We will highlight the many ways in which climate change is impacting the lives of coastal communities in coral reef countries, and the unique partnerships emerging to create novel solutions, empowering stakeholders with the information and tools they need for effective decision-making in a rapidly changing ocean.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/11/202212:00PMBlue Ambition: Creating an Ambition Loop for Ocean-based Climate Solutions

Seven years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, climate commitments are not on track to keep the 1.5°C target within reach. At the heart of the climate system, the ocean is a powerful source of untapped solutions. In the preparation of the global stocktake ahead of COP28, it is time to identify a “blue ambition loop” from governments and non-state actors to accelerate the implementation of ocean-based solutions to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
11/11/202201:30PMDecarbonise now: unlocking limitations and accelerating progress towards green shipping

Shipping is essential for healthy global trade transporting 90% of goods across the globe. However, shipping contributes 3% of global emissions -projected to increase by 50% by 2050, putting at risk efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius required to meet the Paris Accord. At COP26, many Parties began to focus on tackling emissions from the transport sector. COP27 presents an important opportunity to build on this work and develop practical ways in which to start to decarbonise now.

Minderoo Foundation
11/11/202203:00PMBlue carbon: The ocean's role in fighting climate change

There is no climate solution without the ocean, and research will help us to continue to understand and harness the ocean’s unique contribution. The term “blue carbon” may be used holistically to refer to the uptake and storage of carbon dioxide in marine systems by physical, chemical and biolological ocean processes - from the coast to the deep ocean. Blue carbon approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation are being discussed more and more by policy-makers and this event aims to ensure that policy is driven by the science, delivering the climate change impacts we all need.

National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
11/11/202204:30PMEthics and Climate Action: Establishing an Ethical Framework for Climate Interventions

AGU is leading the development of ethical framework to guide research and possible deployment of climate change intervention measures. Our oceans are on these experimental frontlines. Several authoritative scientific bodies, including the U.S. National Academies of Science, have called for such an ethical framework in recognition that aspirational limits to warming, set by the 2016 Paris Agreement, are not likely to be met. How can we structure the dialog, create consensus, and shape action?

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
11/11/202206:00PMMaritime Resilience Breakthroughs: Ports as a Gateway

This event will launch the Maritime Resilience Breakthroughs, a set of milestones aimed at galvanizing action and radical collaboration toward a more resilient maritime sector. This event will offer attendees a chance for a first look at the breakthroughs, to hear about how ports are building resilience toward climate impacts, and to join in the mobilization toward a more resilient global supply chain.

Lloyd's; UN High Level Climate Champions
11/12/202209:00AMPolicy innovations at the ocean-climate nexus to accelerate decarbonization, address climate change, and improve the blue economy

What will the future of ocean-climate policy look like? This session looks at policy innovations in the ocean space, to date, and how these policies will deliver meaningful impacts to improve both ocean and climate health. Select policy innovations to be discussed include: sustainable aquaculture and seafood as a decarbonization pathway, incentivizing ocean-based renewable energy, shipping and reducing plastic production and usage, and research for blue carbon and marine CDR.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
11/12/202210:30AMOcean change - adaption and mitigation opportunities and challenges

This side event will provide a platform to explore the opportunities & challenges for nations and stakeholders related to observing and understanding ocean change; local & regional adaptation mechanisms to a rapidly changing ocean; including the conservation and restoration of carbon rich ecosystems, the safe implementation of ocean carbon dioxide removal technologies; and climate smart ocean management for supporting sustainable development and protecting ocean life and those that depend on it.

IOC-UNESCO
11/12/202212:00PMIncorporating all knowledges: How Indigenous Knowledge can help preserve ocean resources in a changing climate?

Indigenous knowledge and local knowledge is recognized as crucial in understanding how the climate is changing and how best to adapt, drawing on examples of ocean-based adaptation, for example Indigenous mariculture management of intertidal garden clams. Indigenous knowledge and territorial rights have been overlooked or marginalized in some contexts. This session will discuss the challenges of incorporating multiple knowledge systems in global assessments such as those of the IPCC.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
11/12/202201:30PMNew models for science and industry collaboration in the fight against climate change

Many companies have declared their intention to achieve net-zero emissions in the coming decades, but some are taking this commitment farther and are actively working to advance the science and technology innovation needed to achieve climate solutions at scale. Panelists will discuss how industry and academia can—and must—collaborate to create evidence-based solutions and drive progress in the fight against climate change.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/12/202203:00PMBlue economy towards sustainable development

This event will mainly focus on how blue economy sector will engine to develop economies in the world. The sustainable blue economy facilitates development but also looks for synergies in the maritime space, without damaging the environment. It also helps identify real needs for investment in research, skills, and innovation for climate change mitigation, a more circular economy, and preserving biodiversity. Presenting a number of successful best practices and stories in sustainable blue economy

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt (NIOF)
11/14/202209:00AMOcean microplastic pollution: Links to climate, ecological impacts, and human health risks

Like CO2 emissions, the flow of plastic waste to the environment, especially the ocean, is an adverse side-effect of economic activity. Unlike CO2, the social cost of plastic pollution is not well understood and effective management require a better resolution of risks. This panel will focus on the current state of knowledge about plastic in the ocean, potential links to climate, and potential impacts on human and environmental health.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/14/202210:30AMTechnologies and scientific knowledge in support of prospecting marine mineral resources in the deep waters of African countries

Raise awareness among African States about the importance of the Law of the Sea for the continent and the potential of its continental shelf and adjacent international seabed area. This event will focus on identifying strategies and existing initiative that could help to build capacity to engage in deep seabed activities and promote sustainable use of the maritime areas around Africa. Issue recommendations on how best to promote prospecting and exploration activities in the African deep waters.

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt (NIOF)
11/14/202212:00PMMaking Waves: Women’s Leadership in Ocean Science

Women are always at the forefront of change and action. Ocean Sciences is no different. Women have been trailblazers in ocean research and scholarship. Hear from leaders in the field. What have the challenges been for advancement and who is currently leading the way to new discoveries and solutions?

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
11/14/202201:30PMOcean Science Community Leaders Forum: Science Priorities to Inform Future COPs

A gathering of the leaders of the world’s top ocean research institutions will consider the future of the oceans. Margaret Leinen, director of Scripps Oceanography, will be joined by counterparts from the National Oceanography Centre in England and the American Geophysical Union. The leaders will discuss science priorities, the role improved ocean observing technology can play in improving the sustainability of ocean systems, and what they hope will come from COP27 and future COPs

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
11/14/202203:00PMOA Action Plans: Increasing ambition for climate action & transforming planning and response to climate-ocean change

The OA Alliance brings together governments and organizations from across the globe dedicated to taking urgent action to protect coastal communities and livelihoods from the threat of ocean acidification and other climate- ocean impacts. Hear from National and subnational government leaders who are committed to creating “OA Action Plans” that integrate ocean relevant science, mitigation and adaptation efforts across mainstream climate policies, and investments.

International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification
11/14/202204:30PMOneArgo - a solution for global full depth multidisciplinary ocean observing

The ocean has absorbed 90% of global warming. A fully implemented OneArgo profiling float array will provide universal access to near real-time information about the ocean’s physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. We will discuss how this 20+ year program, including ongoing enhancements, has revolutionized our understanding of the ocean and its role in the climate system. Argo data are key in developing and implementing effective climate adaptation and intervention strategies.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/14/202206:00PMCarbon prospecting in the marine realm

Marine habitats play important roles as natural climate solutions for mitigation and adaptation. Some projects could even pay for their own conservation. Researchers from NUS have mapped out where profitable blue carbon projects can be located. But the management of marine habitats as carbon projects can be trickier than terrestrial projects due to their transboundary nature. This panel will discuss if carbon prospecting in the marine environment could aid in the conservation of these habitats.

Tropical Marine Science Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
11/15/202209:00AMObserving our ocean: How ocean observation can help protect our planet

For the climate, the Ocean is our greatest resource. Changes to the global climate need to be monitored over decades. The ocean observing system should therefore be treated as essential public good infrastructure, and funded accordingly. Speakers will explore the importance of observing programmes to our global understanding, and questions will be invited from the floor to further discussions around a collaborative, long-term future for observing our ocean as an underpinning for climate action.

National Institute for Ocean Science (IFREMER); National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
11/15/202210:30AMJust Seas: Environmental Justice & Ocean Sciences

As debate deepens on the economic impact of climate change on particularly vulnerable island nations, so too does the need to widen our discussion of environmental justice and ocean science grows. What are the new pathways being created to foster greater understanding and stronger action? How do we increase awareness and accelerate broader coalition building.

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
11/15/202212:00PMThe Ocean Rights Alliance

The Ocean Race is driving support for Ocean Rights across societal sectors. Private companies have played a significant role in the lead up to the decision to negotiate a legally binding plastic treaty. This event will explore how companies can drive climate change through applying ocean rights into their decision making and management processes, and how a key sector such as the food industry, can transform itself to benefit the Ocean and prioritise such critical life support system.

The Ocean Race
11/15/202201:30PMImplications of Climate Change in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Region

This event will assess the potential impact of climatic changes on the coastal and marine environment of Red Sea and Gulf of Aden as well as on the socioeconomic structures and activities. The natural resources of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden are diverse, comprising a wide range of tropical marine habitats, some of the considerable conservation, scientific, economic or recreational value. However, they are often impoverished, both in fauna and in the range of available microhabitats.

National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt (NIOF)
11/15/202203:00PMUnderstanding Atmospheric Rivers to Enhance Climate Resilience

Atmospheric rivers (AR) are storms that create heavy rain and snow, especially in Mediterranean climates where they replenish critical water supply. However, too few ARs leads to drought and too many to flooding. In polar areas, scientists remain unsure if ARs contribute more to snow melt, thus driving sea-level rise, or in net add more to snow accumulation. The session explores connections to ocean & water supply, and how decision makers can use improved forecasts to foster climate resilience.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
11/15/202204:30PMWhat's at Risk: Defining Resiliency in a Rising Sea

Sea level rise presents a fundamental challenge to society unlike any other. Almost every nation on Earth and countless communities, many of them poor or facing multiple risks simultaneously, will feel the effects for decades or centuries as sea level continues its upward climb. Planners, practitioners, and decision-makers have a growing toolkit to build resilience into all levels of society, but success requires good information, adequate funding, and political will—all topics of this panel.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/16/202209:00AMResponding to Ocean Deoxygenation: Using what the science tells us to motivate policy and management action

Calling all leaders and decision-makers who work on ocean-climate issues! Let’s talk about ocean deoxygenation (the decline in dissolved oxygen levels occurring throughout the world’s oceans). Here, expert panelists will summarize the effects of ocean deoxygenation on organisms and ecosystems, followed by a discussion of key policy and management actions that can be taken for mitigation and adaption. At the end of the panel, there will be time dedicated for audience feedback and a Q & A session.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
11/16/202210:30AMBlue Climate Solutions: Considering the ocean’s role in our path to net negative emissions

Every path to a sustainable climate future must pass through the ocean. We will discuss the scientific basis for ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approaches to complement deep emissions reductions, as well as the research agenda, governance structure, investment needs, and ethical framework necessary to ensure a sustainable climate future for all.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/16/202212:00PMModels for Reducing Risk: Oceans, Vulnerability, and Climate Solutions

Sea level rise, more intense storms, and other changes in marine environments due to climate change are increasing risks for coastal and island communities around the world. With complementary perspectives from impacted communities, climate science, and international law, this session explores new models that incorporate climate justice and cutting edge climate science to help protect the world’s most vulnerable people and ecosystems.

Silver Lining
11/16/202201:30PMTowards the establishment of a circular economy for the sustainable management of plastic waste on beach and ocean ecosystems

Having set the following objectives for each summer period

  • 1 - 10 tones less plastic waste per beach ;
  • 2 Recycle all collected plastic 2 Implement 40,000 environmental awareness actions;
  • 3 mobilize 2 million young people

The operation (#SeaswithoutPlastic), initiated by the Foundation's Seas & Oceans Pole, including more than 106 member beaches, has been able to set up an operating mode rallying the private sector, civil society, academics and institutions around the same objective.

The Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection
11/16/202203:00PMOcean acidification: what is happening in our ocean and why this matters

As the ocean absorbs more and more carbon dioxide, it becomes more acidic. This impacts on all marine life, especially organisms like oysters and corals that make hard shells and skeletons by combining calcium and carbonate from seawater. This event aims to explain what is happening in our ocean, the importance of continual monitoring and the true impacts changes could have on our planet.

National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
11/16/202204:30PMSeabed 2030 - Mapping for People and Planet

TSeabed maps provide the foundational knowledge we need to address many ocean, climate change, and biodiversity issues. Without them, we struggle to achieve joined-up policies, reducing our ability to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change and realise a sustainable ocean that supports a growing global population. For this event, we bring together a diverse panel of experts to discuss how seabed mapping data is essential in addressing climate change and for safeguarding the future of the planet, and explore how we can work together to achieve this critical goal.

Nippon Foundation
11/16/202206:00PMOneOceanScience, a digital world tour of ocean and climate sciences

OneOceanScience brings together representatives of marine research organizations around the world, to share knowledge of the interactions between the ocean and climate, and show how science can help decision-making by providing a degree of certainty to what is to come. 37 ocean experts from 34 countries call upon the international community to remind us that the ocean is not just a victim of climate change but also a key source of solutions.

UN Ocean Decade; IOC-UNESCO; National Institute for Ocean Science (IFREMER)
11/17/202209:00AMDeep Ocean, the Decade, and Climate Change: Mitigation, Impacts, Adaptation, and Interventions

The deep sea (below 200 m) covers 40% of the planet and comprises over 95% of habitable volume. Most of the ocean is deep ocean, and it plays an outsized role in carbon and heat sequestration. In this session we highlight the Decade for Ocean Science contributions to understanding deep climate ocean mitigation, ecosystem impacts adaptation potential, climate solutions, ocean-based climate intervention consequences and opportunities for finance.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
11/17/202210:30AMCoastal Resilience and Risk: The Ocean-Insurance Nexus

Join us as we unlock the promise of insurance and natural ecosystems as resilience tools to address climate threats facing the ocean and coastal communities. We will cultivate a cross-sector network among the insurance industry, climate finance, science, and social and environmental advocacy in order to build momentum for collaboration and the exchange of ideas. We seek international input and alignment in designing scalable and transferable pilot projects.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
11/17/202212:00PMRaising ocean awareness and engagement

The ocean is our planet’s life support system, makes existence as we know it possible, and may hold solutions to some of our most pressing environmental issues. Yet, research shows the public's understanding of the ocean remains low. Hear from top ocean science and exploration organizations on what they're doing to raise awareness, inform, and engage the public about our ocean and its connection to climate, why it is critical to do so, and what we can do to turn awareness into action.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/17/202201:30PMWhere the Wild Things Are: What lives in the ocean’s midwater and how can it help us address the climate crisis?

The ocean’s mesopelagic, or twilight zone, is a critical link in both the global carbon cycle and marine food webs, but it is under-explored and poorly studied. We will discuss efforts to better understand what constitutes one of the largest living spaces on Earth, a massive storehouse of fish protein, as well as a fundamental part of the long-term sequestration of carbon in the deep ocean, using new tools and techniques to support informed decision-making.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
11/17/202203:00PMOcean observations for climate change: How do we train and educate the next generation of scientists and citizens?

We will focus on the crucial elements that are capacity development and ocean literacy, key to implementing a truly global ocean observing system. We will provide examples of successful initiatives and showcase efforts to increase societal awareness of climate change and its intrinsic link to the ocean. Panellists will discuss the challenges of training the next generation of ocean observers, of bringing ocean observations to the classroom and of highlighting their importance to policy makers.

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)
11/17/202204:00PMA Global Opening of Science

Open Science has the potential to rewrite research. As the Year of Open Science is set to kick off formally in 2023, we take a look at how this could be a transformative moment for the study of our oceans.

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
11/17/202204:30PMNext Generation of Leaders in Ocean Science: Putting Science into Action

Young ocean leaders were born into a world where the impacts of climate change are intensifying, as if handed a time-bomb with only seconds left to defuse. This has motivated young researchers to envision their careers very differently from their predecessors. This session will feature early-career scientists who are navigating climate activism, how to use their research to inform climate policy, and how to bring diverse voices into science and solutions.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
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