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Future Earth Members Join UN Ocean Conference in Barcelona

2024 is the fourth year of implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The goal of the framework is to deliver the science we need for the ocean we want by 2030.

To work toward that, the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference is being held in Barcelona, Spain from 10-12 April 2024. Members from three of our Global Research Networks focused on ocean sustainability, SOLAS, IMBeR and the Ocean Knowledge Action Network, are at the conference working to galvanize transformative actions for the ocean.

If you’re not in Barcelona, you can follow along online.

Find below where members of our community are participating in both satellite and conference events:

10:00-11:30 at Mediatic Auditorium, Carrer de Roc Boronat, 117-127, Sant Martí, Barcelona, Spain & virtual
Unifying strategies to develop integrated global air-sea community networks

  • Speakers include SOLAS Executive Direcot Li Li and SOLAS/SSC Member Joan Llort as moderator.

17:00 – 19:00 at Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Sea Hub
Knowledge-based climate-smart maritime spatial planning for ocean sustainable development

  • IMBeR member Marta Ballesteros is a partner of one of the projects, ReMAP, and in charge of developing the Governance module for maritime spatial planning plans.

13:15 – 14:45 at Southern Ocean Room (133+134), Barcelona International Convention Centre
Satellite event: Long-term engagement in the Polar oceans: A decade of international action

  • Flash talk entitled Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean will be given by Nadine Johnston, Programme Manager of Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics, an IMBeR Regional Program

16:00 – 18:00 at Caribbean Sea Room (124+125)
Parallel session 1.6 – Challenge 5

  • Led and facilitated by Richard Bellerby, co-chair of joint IMBeR-Future Earth Coasts Continental Margins Working Group

11:30 – 13:00 at One Ocean Room (Plenary)
A will-o’-the wisp? Systematic integration of knowledge co-produced with the fishing industry into marine science and advice

  • IMBeR member Marta Ballesteros is the presenter.

11:30 – 13:00 at One Ocean Room (Plenary)
From the science we need to the science we use: Addressing trade-offs in international fisheries governance fora

  • IMBeR member Marta Ballesteros is co-author of the presentation.