Start: April 9th, 2024
End: April 11th, 2024
Organised by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), the 2024 edition of the UN Ocean Decade Conference will be hosted by Spain. The ‘2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference’ will take place in Barcelona, Spain between 10th - 12th April 2024.
This global event will focus on celebrating the achievements and collaborative priorities for the future of the Decade. Participants of this conference will be presented with best practices and examples related to ocean science under the theme ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’.
The conference's central aim is to supply a publication to accompany the 10 Decade Challenges. This set of white papers will present future priorities for the Ocean Decade to provide knowledge for science-based solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, food security, biodiversity conservation, sustainable ocean economy, pollution, and natural hazards.
A wide range of experts will attend the conference, including governments, leaders, maritime sectors, philanthropy, universities, private sectors, NGOs etc. Networking will be encouraged through various high-level national and international side events and exhibitions that will take place before and after the main event.
This event is co-led by the 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).