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2024 Ocean Decade Conference

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10 April 2024 09:00 – 12 April 2024 18:00
Barcelona, Spain

Hosted by Spain and co-organized with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), the 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference will take place on 10-12 April 2024 in the coastal city of Barcelona.

It will be a 3-day, in-person event co-led with a range of partners: Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council through the Barcelona Capital Náutica Foundation, and the Spanish National Ocean Decade Committee, which is led by the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Spanish Research Council (CSIC).

The conference will be a key moment for governments, leaders, maritime sectors, philanthropy, universities, private sector, NGOs and more, to take stock of the achievements of the first three years of the Ocean Decade and define a collective vision for the coming years. Participants will benefit from concrete examples and best practices in ocean science to deliver “the science we need for the ocean we want”.

A key outcome of the 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference will be the publication of a set of white papers related to the 10 Decade Challenges, that will identify future priorities for the Ocean Decade to generate the knowledge needed for science-based solutions related to global challenges, such as climate change, food security, biodiversity conservation, sustainable ocean economy, pollution and natural hazards.

A number of related high-level national and international events will take place before and after the main conference and there will also be scope for partners to propose and lead satellite events, exhibitions and networking events relevant to the conference themes on the days before the conference and in the sidelines of the conference itself.

Blue-Cloud at the event

Blue-Cloud 2026, along with DITTO, iMagine, Ocean Best Practices and Ocean Teacher Global Academy, is having a Satellite event at 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference, taking place on 9 April 2024 17:00–18:30, at the World Trade Center (Barcelona, Spain). Join us at the event, register now!

At the "2024 Ocean Decade Conference" venue, from 10-12 April, Blue-Cloud 2026 has an exhibition booth to showcase the latest project developments.

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