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Towards a Decade Programme for accelerating sustainable ocean management and planning

Sustainable Ocean Planning has been identified by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy as an umbrella plan for marine policies. Within a growing seascape of various international, regional and national commitments and initiatives on sustainable ocean planning, marine/maritime spatial planning and other ecosystem-based approaches, there is an opportunity to accelerate these efforts through the Ocean Decade. 

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Arctic Sea Room (120+121), Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB)

11 Apr 2024 | 13:15-14:45


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This event will discuss and launch the process for establishing a global partnership in the form of an Ocean Decade Programme on Sustainable Ocean Planning with a view to leverage the best available knowledge and enable nations with (1) technical support in different fields of ocean planning and management; (2) data-driven and knowledge-based tools addressing ecological, social, economic and governance aspects; and (3) multi-stakeholder and inclusive engagement processes. 


  • Julian Barbière, Head, Marine Policy and Regional Implementation Section Integovernemental Oceanographic Commission
  • Alison Clausen, Programme Specialist, Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission – UNESCO  
  • Michele Quesada, Project Officer, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO


See the programme of the event here.