Understanding, protecting, and sustainably managing ocean habitats and services are essential to a healthy society. Learning more about the ocean’s influence on climate is key to our future. From June 27 through July 1, 2022, an international cohort of leaders in ocean science, policymakers, and youth will come together to discuss engagement, partnerships, and technology for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, life below water. The 2022 UN Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, shines a spotlight on transformational ocean science to improve ocean health and make sustainable development possible. The U.S. Delegation, joined by NOAA staff alongside global partners, will participate in sessions, workshops, and media events exploring the Ocean Decade and solutions to deliver the Ocean We Want. NOAA participation at the UN Ocean Conference includes: Accelerating action for a safe ocean, and coasts resilient to tsunamis. Taking action to address ocean acidification management and response. Launching a sustainable framework to advance the blue economy at the Sustainable Blue Economy and Investment Forum. Livestream from the NOAA research vessel Okeanos Explorer and discussion on scaling up science partnerships across ocean basins. Webinar on our changing polar region featuring scientists from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratories. Showcasing new technology for sustainable oceans and clean water.
Hosting panel discussions on coral reef conservation. Public events will be streamed live on the Global Fund for Coral Reefs YouTube channel. Learning and partnering around Endorsed Decade Actions. Livestream available. Watch the livestream, check out the entire UN Ocean Conference agenda, and learn more about NOAA’s role in the Ocean Decade.