Launch of the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II)

The Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects (the Regular Process) is a global effort to strengthen the science-policy interface. The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II), a major output of the second cycle of the Regular Process was launched on 1 March 2021. While the first cycle focused on establishing a baseline for measuring the state of the marine environment, the second cycle will extend to evaluating trends and identifying gaps.

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