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UN designates decade of ocean science

11 December 2017

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The United Nations has designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development' to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will lead the campaign. WMO will work closely with UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission on the 10-year cooperative programme in ocean science to support effective ocean management, stewardship and sustainable development.

Source: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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