Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Registration Open For Second Ocean Decade Laboratory


Registration for the second Ocean Decade Laboratory sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in partnership with UNESCO to be held online later this month is now open.

The September 15-17, 2021Predicted Ocean” laboratory will feature speakers who will “discuss how to better understand the ocean and how to share this knowledge with each other and with the public.”

The laboratory will be diverse and open to anyone. It will begin with the Core Event – a four-hour, high-level introductory session from leading experts – on topics such as “Benefits, Societal Need, and Ambitions” or “From Observation to Prediction.”

The Core Event will be followed by more than 30 “Satellite Activities” across the globe, hosted by scientists and governments but also by schools or local initiatives. It’s a unique opportunity for networking and for participants to familiarize themselves with ocean science from all over the world. For example: The Barcelona Super Computing Center is hosting an event titled “Understanding and Beat Marine Pollution,” while students from the Cape Verde Ocean Decade Committee are presenting the outcomes of a “hackathon” to promote the interaction of ocean-related professionals, entrepreneurs from the private sector, and political decision-makers.

You can register for the event here.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.