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2024 Ocean Decade Conference

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - Friday, April 12, 2024



Under the leadership of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the Ocean Decade has already galvanized thousands of partners around the world to start delivering the science we need for the ocean we want. The 2024 Ocean Decade Conference, hosted by the Government of Spain in Barcelona from 10-12 April 2024, will bring together the global Ocean Decade community to celebrate and take stock of progress, and set joint priorities for the future. It will be the highlight of an entire Ocean Decade Week taking place on 8-12 April 2024 throughout the city. The event will cover the full range of Ocean Decade Challenges including critical issues such as climate change, food security, sustainable management of biodiversity, pollution, and natural hazards.

Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions at the Ocean Decade Conference

An Ocean of Food: Science and solutions for ocean-climate-food challenges

Date and Time: April 11 | 8:30-9:45am CEST

Location: Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) | Meeting room 129-130 – Mediterranean Sea – P1 floor

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Co-led by the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, this event will address how to sustainably feed the global population. It builds on the work of the Blue Food Assessment and the UN Ocean Decade-endorsed Blue Food Futures Program. The event will showcase diverse efforts, research, and solutions across the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and highlight the pivotal role that the ocean and ocean science play in shaping sustainable food systems, as well as current gaps in knowledge, funding, technology and implementation of ocean-climate-food solutions. 

Other coordinating organizations: Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Centre); Fisheries and Aquaculture Division of the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization; Aquatic Blue Food Coalition; Global Action Network for Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition; Institute for Marine Research (IMR); and Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE)


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