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Future Maritime Leaders Essay Competition

World Ocean Council

The World Ocean Council (WOC) invites students and young professionals from around the world to respond to the Global Maritime Forum (GMF) call for submissions to the Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. The 2020 GMF essay topic is: How can the maritime sector contribute to realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the coming decade? The deadline is June 21, 2020.

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Video: Impacts of Biofouling

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The World Ocean Council (WOC), the lead GloFouling project partner for engaging the wider ocean business and investment community, invites interested parties to view the animation produced by the GEF-UNDP-IMO/WOC GloFouling Partnerships on tackling biofouling, invasive species and CO2 emissions worldwide. This animation is designed to raise awareness about two main issues: invasive aquatic species introduced through biofouling, and biofouling

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Sustainable Ocean Summit

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The World Ocean Council’s (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will take place November 20 to 22, 2019 in Paris. SOS is acknowledged as the international business conference on ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship. This year’s theme is “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy.” Program details are available here. The ChallengeThe ocean is an interconnected

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UN High Seas Treaty Draft

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The initial version of the new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) is now available from the U.N. here. The World Ocean Council (WOC) has been participating in the BBNJ process since it began to ensure that the ocean business community is present and engaged in this effort to

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Arctic Vessel Operators Invited to Survey of Data and Instrumentation

The Arctic ocean businesses community is invited to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts and capabilities in the Arctic conducted by the World Ocean Council (WOC). The WOC is the ocean business community partner of the EU-funded Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) Project, which will enable scientists to collect more data in the Arctic through

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World Ocean Council Hosts Forum on Investing in Sustainability

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is hosting a program on investing in ocean sustainable development as part of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s annual forum Feb. 22 in Santa Monica. The “Ocean Day” event will consist of dialogue between panelists dedicated to aquaculture, renewable energy and port and coastal infrastructure resiliency and adaption. A fourth session will focus on small

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