Webinar: Marine Biodiversity Networking Fridays – November 12th, 2021, online

On November 12th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have our first Marine Biodiversity Networking Friday, which will be brought to you by the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) and the AIR Centre. This session, MBON and the organization of a global community for the Ocean Decade: Priorities, benefits, and co-design strategies, will engage participants in the design of the Marine Life 2030 Ocean Decade program, including a request to contribute to the leadership of themes and tasks.


  • Welcome note, Joana Soares
  • The Marine Life 2030 Ocean Decade Programme, Frank Muller-Karger
  • Ocean Knowledge Action Network (OKAN): Marine Life 2030 partnerships, Linwood Pendleton
  • Discussion

Marine Life 2030: A Programme endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Marine Life 2030 is a program to establish the globally coordinated system to deliver actionable, transdisciplinary knowledge of ocean life to those who need it, promoting human well-being, sustainable development, and ocean conservation. The diversity of marine habitats and species is fundamental for human survival. Biodiversity provides opportunities for multiple fisheries, the tourism industry, and harbor medicines and materials. The Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) is providing networking support for this collaboration with multiple international partners. MBON fosters collaborations to coordinate collection, sharing, and application of biodiversity information. Benefits of joining include expanded capacity to address research goals, leveraging resources and best practices; linking natural and social sciences to answer policy questions; engaging diverse and early-career researchers; and addressing issues of concern to humanity. Please join through this link and select MBON in your user profile.

Ocean Knowledge Action Network (Ocean KAN): Marine Life 2030 partnerships

The Ocean Knowledge-Action Network (Ocean KAN) is an initiative currently sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) of the International Science Council (ISC), Future Earth, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).

To meet the goals of sustainable development, we need to ensure that science and technology are designed to be useful for those who need it to plan and make decisions for a sustainable future. The Ocean KAN will create a modern, hybrid network of networks around Marine Life 2030 and related programs that makes best use of human and digital assets in a process known as Network Weaving. In Phase 1, we will innovate by working across different digital platforms and accommodates different cultural approaches. The Ocean KAN will work to include stakeholders and decision makers in the co-creation and co-design of ocean science for the Ocean Decade.

For further information, follow this link. If you want to participate, please register here.

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