The Ocean Decade: Creating Science for a More Sustainable Future

The Ocean Decade: Creating Science for a more Sustainable Future

Presentation by Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

 

Description: Humanity’s collective ability to reverse degradation of the world’s ocean will be a major influence on success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – the Ocean Decade – will facilitate a global movement of diverse stakeholders to generate transformative ocean science and offer innovative solutions to key challenges ranging from food security to climate change. The Ocean Decade will contribute to achieving integrated ocean management at a global scale and the development of a sustainable and equitable ocean economy. In his presentation Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission – the coordinating agency for the Ocean Decade, will discuss the plans and ambitions of the Ocean Decade through the lens of the conference’s three pillars of InQuire – the generation of transformative ocean science, InFocus – the use of science to inform innovation and technology development, and InVest – a discussion of the resources to be mobilized for achieving by 2030 the vision of the Ocean Decade – “the ocean we want”.

 

Speaker Biography: Dr Vladimir Ryabinin is an oceanographer, marine engineer, meteorologist, and climatologist. He originated several mathematical models for the ocean, atmosphere, wind waves, etc., and is an author of hundreds of scientific publications. His current focus is on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development as a source of science-based solutions for integrated ocean management.