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Webinar: The UN Ocean Decade: What a Scientist Needs to Know

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Thursday, 22 April 2021, 2:00

Thursday, April 22, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: The UN Ocean Decade: What a Scientist Needs to
Know. Liz Tirpak and Theresa Keith, NOAA Research. Sponsored by NOAA's Atlantic
Oceanic Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). More information here.

Abstract: The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development officially began on
January 1, 2021. But what does that mean for scientists? What does the United Nations have to
do with hurricane modelling or coral reef data? How can my research be related to this world-
wide initiative? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this UN Decade 101
for Scientists. This seminar will describe how the Ocean Decade came about, what it aims to
achieve, and how many different groups can be involved. It will delve into the ways in which
NOAA, other agencies, and the United States at large are already contributing to the Ocean
Decade. Importantly, it will describe how scientists can leverage the Ocean Decade to think big
about pressing ocean issues, to find new partners for existing projects, and to expand the reach
of their science to the benefit of society. The seminar will describe next steps for getting
involved, and give you the tools - and the jargon! - to be able to effectively describe how your
research can contribute to Ocean Decade outcomes like A Clean Ocean or A Predicted Ocean,
for example. NOAA scientists are already doing research that makes an impact on the ocean
and ocean communities, and the Ocean Decade is an opportunity to bring visibility to this work,
establish new connections, and broaden that impact.

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