Ocean Decade Laboratory: An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean

7 - 8 July 2021
Ocean Decade Laboratory: An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean

IOC’s first Ocean Decade Laboratory will be held on 7 July and 8 July 2021, offering valuable insights around the Ocean Decade Outcome: “An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean”. During this event they will investigate the key elements required for the change we need to see over the course of the Decade.

ISC President-elect Peter Gluckman will participate in the panel discussion on 7 July, 12:40 UTC “Driving the Change: The relationship between society and the ocean”.

The day before the Laboratory, you will receive an additional e-mail with check-in details for the event platform. The Core Event will be live-streamed there, offering panel discussions and interviews on 7 July from 12:30 to 15:15 UTC.

Directly following the Core Event an hour long interactive workshop entitled Creating an Inspiring and Engaging Ocean will be held for a limited number of participants to allow a deep-dive exploration of potential Ocean Decade Actions and partnerships that are needed to achieve the ambition  of the Decade. Registration for this workshop will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration link for the interactive workshop will be sent to you in the additional e-mail with check-in details for the event platform on the day before the Laboratory.

Both during and after the Core Event, you will be able to interact and network with other participants and speakers via matchmaking or direct chats (text and video).

A total of 15 Satellite Activities are planned, hosted by a diverse range of experts from several fields and targeting various goals. These will be made up of workshops and panel discussions along with interactive lectures around topics as diverse as  ocean science, coastal protection, awareness and education, fashion, Early Career Ocean Professionals, diversity and plenty more besides! You can take part in surveys, quizzes and Q&A sessions as well as broader networking possibilities.

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