VIRTUAL:Thirty Sixth Session of the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel
Strengthening global coordination and science-based solutions for integrated ocean management
Report commissioned by 14 serving heads of state and government calls for strengthening the science-based integrated ocean management through the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).
Nearly a fifth of world's ocean floor now mapped
On the occasion of World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the global ocean floor by 2030, has announced the inclusion of 14.5 million square kilometres of new bathymetric data in the latest GEBCO Grid. Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped, with the new data equating to an area twice the size of Australia.
Recovering historical sea level data to help assess risk of extreme sea level events
A Data Rescue Working Group will be established under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and its network Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) to strengthen international cooperation in rescue of historical sea level data.
Voices of the Ocean Decade - Q&A with Peter Thomson: Our future health depends on the health of the ocean
Winners of Tsunami Ready Youth Art Competition in the Caribbean announced
The competition was an output of a project aimed at strengthening tsunami early warning and response capacities in Caribbean countries, sponsored by the European Commission DIPECHO and coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
COVID-19: the ocean, an ally against the virus
When we think of public health risks, we may not think of the ocean as a factor. Increasingly, however, the health of the ocean is intimately tied to our health. Some may be surprised to read that organisms discovered at extreme depths are used to speed up the detection of COVID-19, and probably, even more to learn that, it is the environment to could give a solution to humankind.
IOC responses to the Covid-19 crisis: Information Meeting
The IOC organized a virtual meeting to inform Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of the responses provided by the Commission to identify impacts from the Covid-19 crisis and ensure the continuity of its programmes and services.