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Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is the first global conference on the sustainable blue economy. Over 4,000 participants from around the world are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy.

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Communities of Ocean Action
Coral reefs
Implementation of international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Marine and coastal ecosystems management
Marine pollution
Ocean acidification
Scientific knowledge, research capacity development and transfer of marine technology
Sustainable blue economy
Sustainable fisheries
Updates & New Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
Strengthening regional cooperation for the protection of the marine and coastal environment in the Northwest Pacific, #OceanAction17490
05/2018: Annual meeting of the NOWPAP Special Monitoring and Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre agreed on the preparation of a Regional Action Plan on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Conservation. 06/2018: NOWPAP launches a special project: Monitoring and Assessment Methods for Microplastics Pollution led by the Chinese Re [more]
Progress update
Reef Life Restoration Smart Substrates for Super Corals, #OceanAction15440
An interdisciplinary team of expert scientists has joined their efforts to develop these technologies, with the common vision of rapid deployment world-wide to protect and recover global coral populations. Dr. David Vaughan provided the coral spawn seeking elements of colour and mineral diversity, while Reef Lifes design team created the surfacing [more]
Progress update
Enhancing global ocean acidification monitoring and research, #OceanAction16542
The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) has been involved in numerous activities in 2018 through increased capacity building efforts, upgrading its data portal, and fostering collaborations within the ocean acidification (OA) community. Capacity building achievements have involved the growth of the GOA-ON Pier2Peer program, a scie [more]
Progress update
Neptune: The New Ocean Award, #OceanAction14885
In October 2018, Ocean Exchange selected Coral Vita (Bahamas) to receive its 2018 Neptune Award. Sam Teicher of Coral Vita attended Oceans Exchange and pitched his solution in front of our delegates from business, industry, government, and NGOs. \r\n\r\nIn October 2017 we similarly awarded the Neptune Award to the Wing Trawling System (Alabama, [more]
New Commitment
CASA DEI PESCI, #OceanAction28342
Fish Home (Casa dei pesci) Project for the preservation and enrichment of the Maremma Sea The Fish Home project is the realization of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, fisherman of the Maremma region, whose passion for the sea has inspired many battles for the preservation of the marine environment, attracting the empathy of hundreds of peopl [more]
New Commitment
Bottlenose dolphins in the Sicilian Channel. Increasing knowledge through research activities and People awareness on the marine environment conservation , #OceanAction28338
Goal: Associazione Me.Ri.S. aims to increase dolphins protection in the Sicilian Channel through two coordinated activities. The first, is to increase scientific knowledge about bottlenose dolphins inhabiting waters off Agrigento Province. The second, aims to raise awareness of people about the importance to protect cetaceans and their environment [more]
New Commitment
Small-Scale Fisheries Academy in Senegal, #OceanAction28293
With active support of different professional associations organising people along all aspects of the value chain in the sector, academic partners and encouraged by other civil society organisations, upon proposal of Mundus maris asbl, the organising committee invited a wide array of sector stakeholders to the inaugural session of the small-scale f [more]
New Commitment
Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators' Clean Seas Project, #OceanAction28230
The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is an international association for expedition cruise operators in the Arctic and others who support our vision of responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic. AECO has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme and is contr [more]
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