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Communities of Action: Ocean Conference
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2018 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF

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The ICRI International Year of the Reef 2018 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and to motivate people to take action to protect them. All individuals, corporations, schools, governments, and organizations are welcome and actively encouraged to participate in IYOR 2018. In support the third International Year of the Reef, The International Coral Reef Initiative has launched a website at https://www.iyor2018.org. The new site will ensure that IYOR2018 accomplishes its goals, by strengthening awareness of the value of coral reefs and the threats to these precious ecosystems.


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NORWAY ESTABLISHES INTERNATIONAL HIGH-LEVEL PANEL ON SUSTAINABLE OCEAN ECONOMY
25 January 2018, Davos

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has established an international high-level panel for a sustainable ocean economy. The Panel is chaired by the Prime Minister and made up of heads of state and government from a broad range of coastal states, including developing countries.

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NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO SAVE LIFE IN THE OCEAN LAUNCHED AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
25 January 2018, Davos

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An ambitious new global partnership to save life in the ocean - the Friends of Ocean Action - was announced on 25 January 2018 at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The multistakeholder partnership will comprise of leaders from science, technology, business and non-governmental groups. It will draw together about 40 of the worlds most committed and influential ocean activists and thought leaders to help shape global action to deliver SDG 14.

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THE MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC) ON MARINE LITTER IS HERE AGAIN - NOW IN SPANISH!

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Want to learn more about one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time? Now you can! As part of the #CleanSeas campaign, UN Environment's Global Partnership on Marine Litter is launching a massive open online course on marine plastic pollution in Spanish.

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WORKSHOP “IMPLEMENTING AND MONITORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE CARIBBEAN: THE ROLE OF THE OCEAN”

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From 17 to 19 January 2018, a workshop "Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean" was held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, bringing together over 40 participants representing, inter alia, governments, international organizations, earth observation providers, scientists and private businesses.

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WEBINAR ON VOLUNTARY COMMITMENTS PLATFORM TO DRIVE OCEAN ACTION FOR SDG 14
27 February 2018

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On 27 February 2018, 10.00 - 11.00 AM (EST), UN-DESA is organizing a webinar to showcase the revamped Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitment, available at oceanconference.un.org, which now provides a platform for all stakeholders to report on their commitments, and for sharing of knowledge and best practices within and across the nine Communities of Ocean Action.

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New Voluntary Commitments

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Closed Loop Ocean Funding Mechanism


#OceanAction24196 (Closed Loop Partners)
Closed Loop Oceans is designed to fund waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia, with a focus on investments to improve collection, sorting and recycling markets that prevent plastics from entering the environment. Nearly half of the plastic that flows into the ocean every year, an estimated eight million metric tons, escapes from waste streams in just five rapidly developing economies in Asia. Read more ...
Concept Design of Robotic Solar Powered Barges to Filter and Remove Oceanic Plastic


#OceanAction24152 (OceanicPlasticRecovery.com)
A realistic and feasible solution to clean up the trillions of pieces of plastic garbage now building in massive Ocean Gyres around the World. Envisage a fleet of Solar Robotic Barges (SRBs) perpetually sailing between Oceanic Plastic Garbage Gyres and processing ports established as close as possible. Read more ...
7x7x1 Stronger commitment to dolphin protection, #OceanAction24394 (Hotelplan Suisse)
7x7x1 Watertrek , #OceanAction24104 (Watertrek)
Updates from Voluntary Commitments

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7x7x1 Development and strengthening of the regional research and monitoring network, as part of global efforts, on the ecological impacts of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems in the Western Pacific and its adjacent regions in support of the SDG 14.3, #OceanAction15274 (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, via its Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC))
7x7x1 Develop research capacity and transfer of marine technology through the UNESCO/IOC Regional Network of Training and Research Centers (RTRCs) on Marine Science in the Western Pacific and adjacent regions in support of the SDG 14.a, #OceanAction15266 (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, via its Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC))
7x7x1 Protecting the Ocean from WasteWater is a necessary Climate Action: Ending Marine Pollution returns Natural Water Cycles to the Land to foster Biodiversity., #OceanAction15488 (Baleen Filters Pty Limited)
7x7x1 Implementation of an integrated approach to coastal and marine ecosystems for sustainable blue growth in the Southeast Pacific (SPINCAM Project Phase 3), #OceanAction18743 (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO))
7x7x1 Joint Roadmap to accelerate Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning worldwide, #OceanAction15346 (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO))
7x7x1 Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237 (Indigenous Training Programme (NGO))
7x7x1 Strengthening regional cooperation for the protection of the marine and coastal environment in the Northwest Pacific, #OceanAction17490 (Northwest Pacific Action Plan / United Nations Environment Programme)
7x7x1 Enhancing global ocean acidification monitoring and research, #OceanAction16542 (Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON))
7x7x1 The Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science, #OceanAction15948 (The Bertarelli Foundation)
7x7x1 Advancing solutions oriented integrative ocean sustainability research within the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (Ocean KAN), #OceanAction15422 (Future Earth)
7x7x1 MARECO Project: Increasing the awareness of children for the sustainable use of coral reefs and their resources in the SW Indian Ocean, #OceanAction18623 (Institute of Research for Sustainable Development (IRD) & Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) )
7x7x1 Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), #OceanAction14306 (International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), UN Environment )
7x7x1 Weather and climate services for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, #OceanAction15752 (World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT))
7x7x1 Sustainable Trade in Fisheries - Assisting Member States to Implement Effective, Inclusive and Sustainable Policies, #OceanAction18469 (UNCTAD/FAO/UN Environment)
7x7x1 El compromiso voluntario del Programa de Pequeas Donaciones GEF Colombia es fortalecer la capacidad de 14 organizaciones comunitarias para el manejo sostenible y la proteccin de los ecosistemas marino costeros, mediante el desarrollo del ecoturismo y la p, #OceanAction21648 (Programa de Pequenas DOnaciones del GEF Colombia)
7x7x1 Renewable Energy from Coral and Karstic Formation, #OceanAction24052 (Ernesto Icogo / Global Network Member)
7x7x1 Regional Marine Protected Areas networks in action, #OceanAction20319 (Mediterranean Protected Areas Network)
7x7x1 MARECO Project: Increasing the awareness of children for the sustainable use of coral reefs and their resources in the SW Indian Ocean, #OceanAction18623 (Institute of Research for Sustainable Development (IRD) & Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) )
7x7x1 Youth, Ocean and SDG14, #OceanAction20354 (World Youth Foundation (WYF) )
7x7x1 Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere & oceans acidification, #OceanAction22257 (Social Good Summit)
7x7x1 Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere & oceans acidification, #OceanAction22257 (Social Good Summit)
7x7x1 Aquaconnect - A mobile app based market place to provide access to Aqua farmers to marine resources and markets , #OceanAction21917 (Coastal Aquaculture Research Institute P. Ltd.)
7x7x1 The ICRI plan of Action 2016-2018, #OceanAction16778 (FRANCE, MONACO, SWEDEN and UN Environment (UNEP))
7x7x1 The ICRI plan of Action 2016-2018, #OceanAction16778 (FRANCE, MONACO, SWEDEN and UN Environment (UNEP))
7x7x1 Mangrove Partnership Reporting Online Platform, #OceanAction23237 (Indigenous Training Programme (NGO))
7x7x1 International Network for Multi‐Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN‐MHEWS) and Global Meteo-Alert System , #OceanAction23965 (World Meteorological Organization (WMO))
7x7x1 Responding to El Nino: Improving International Coordination for Improved Early Warning, #OceanAction15659 (World Meteorological Organisation (WMO))
7x7x1 Stop plastic bags in the Mediterranean Area, #OceanAction15599 (Legambiente ONLUS)
7x7x1 Science and awareness: a mediterranean connection against marine litter, #OceanAction20169 (Universita di Siena and Legambiente (IT))
7x7x1 Connecting and Protecting Our Seas: Initiatives in the Baltic and the Mediterranean , #OceanAction20104 (Sweden and Monaco)
7x7x1 Education, Training and Capacity Building, #OceanAction21576 (World Maritime University)
7x7x1 Stop plastic bags in the Mediterranean Area, #OceanAction15599 (Legambiente ONLUS)
7x7x1 Science and awareness: a mediterranean connection against marine litter, #OceanAction20169 (Universita di Siena and Legambiente (IT))
7x7x1 Stop plastic bags in the Mediterranean Area, #OceanAction15599 (Legambiente ONLUS)
7x7x1 Renewable Energy from Coral and Karstic Formation, #OceanAction24052 (Ernesto Icogo / Global Network Member)
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