United Nations
Enabling transdisciplinary ocean sciences for SDG implementation
by Brazilian Future Ocean Panel (Partnership)
Fundamental Mission and Objectives of PainelMar: To act as a multi-sectorial collaborative platform for individuals and organizations on the interface of knowledge and decision-making processes, aiming at the qualification of policies for the sustainable use and health of the oceans


1. Promote connections among knowledge networks.
2. Build strategies for assembly and joint action of different actors.
3. Arrange the available knowledge and distribute in an accessible way to governmental agencies, civil society and interested parties.
4. Develop and assemble capacities of different sectors of society (civil society, government, private sector, academy, etc.) that promotes the engagement in knowledge and interests dialogues.
5. Mediate communication amongst multiple actors.
6. Contribute to strengthening the Brazilian role in the international realm of ocean governance.
7. Discuss and propose targets, guidelines and strategies for marine and coastal governance.
8. Evaluate, develop, transfer and distribute innovative marine technologies.

Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • No take marine protected area
  • Marine protected area with partial protection
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
  • Other (please specify): Improve coordination amongst ocean knowledge networks to improve implementation of all other SDG14 targets
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to raise awareness of the comprehensive legal and policy framework for the sustainable development of oceans and seas, in particular UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments and promote their effective im
  • Ratification, accession and acceptance of UNCLOS, its Implementing Agreements and other relevant ocean-related instruments
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
Provide scientific and institutional support to ocean stakeholders during the pre-planning phase of a national-level Marine Spatial Plan
Provide scientific and institutional support to ocean stakeholders in the implementation of SDG 14 in Brazil
In-kind contribution
> 30 voluntary collaborators helping to design and fundraise to implement a strategic plan
Staff / Technical expertise
Part-time of a Posdoc position to provide technical assistance on the pre-planning phase of a national level marine spatial planning strategy
Staff / Technical expertise
Part-time of a Posdoc position to support minimum operation of PainelMar
Basic information
Time-frame: August/2015 - December/2020
APRENDER - NGO Aquasis - NGO Brazilian Navy - Government Campinas State University - Academia Comisso de Fortalecimento das Reservas Extrativistas Marinhas - NGO Conservation International - NGO Fórum do Mar Fundação Grupo Boticário - Philantropy Fundação Joaquim Nabuco - Academia Fundação Roberto Marinho - Philantropy IBAMA - Government Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - Intergovernmental International Collective in Support of Fishworkers - NGO International Union for Conservation of Nature - NGO MarBrasil - NGO Ministry of Environment - Government Oceana - NGO Rare Brasil, Diretor - NGO Reos Partners - Private Sector The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence, Kiel - Academia UNESCO Brazil - United Nations entity Universidade da Regio de Joinville - Academia Universidade do Vale do Itaja - Academia Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro - Academia Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - Academia Universidade Federal de Rio Grande - Academia Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Academia Universidade Federal de So Paulo - Academia Universidade Federal do Paran - Academia Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Academia Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - Academia Universidade Nacional de Brasília Faculdade de Direito - Academia University of So Paulo - Academia World Wildlife Fund - NGO + 5 International Partners (Germany; US; Sweden) - Academia
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
  • South Atlantic
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger, PhD., Member of PainelMar's Executive Secretary, painelmar@gmail.com, +55 47 992858456
So Paulo, Brazil
Other SDGs
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