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19 Apr 2018 - Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the sea every year - equal to a rubbish truck every minute.

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18 Apr 2018 - Warming events prompt scientists to look at ecological, genetic, and engineering interventions.

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18 Apr 2018 - The second meeting of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations (RSOs) and Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) on Accelerating Prog

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WHAT IS A COMMITMENT? Any action to support SDG 14: Life below water
WHO CAN MAKE A COMMITMENT? Anyone! Individuals, groups, schools, governments,
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Events

Join the free online course focusing on the Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) of the world to learn the concept and practice of ecosystem-based management.

Event Date:
16/04/2018 - 09:00 to 25/05/2018 - 13:00
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Join UNDP and the Smithsonian Institution in an online event celebrating #EarthOptimism2018 and our ocean. Watch online here! 
Event Date:
20/04/2018 -
11:00 to 12:30
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Leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors will gather in Bermuda (8-10 May 2018) for the first Ocean Risk Summit.

Event Date:
08/05/2018 - 14:30 to 10/05/2018 - 19:00
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Country Action

India
Fishermen along India’s western coast are now using square mesh nets and practicing sustainable marine fishing. It is earning them higher incomes, protecting marine biodiversity and paving the way for policy change in one of the country’s most important fishing coastlines.
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Albania

Visitors of the Sazan Karaburun Marine Park to benefit from a new information center.

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Panama

They are natural acrobats, more than ten metres long and weighing about 40 tonnes.

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Videos

In order to avoid disaster–and to ensure a sustainable supply of fish for the future–far more of our ocean needs urgent protection.

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Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting

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In June 2017, the United Nations hosted the first Ocean Conference to solidify a global approach for the management and conservation of the oceans.

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Documents

The 2017 edition of the Our Ocean Conference – An Ocean for Life - builds on...
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The September 2017 edition is dedicated exclusively to Ocean related matters...
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In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
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