Arctic Workshop

Regional Arctic Ocean Decade Planning Workshop, 22 - 23 October 2020 in Copenhagen.

The Regional Arctic Ocean Decade Planning Workshop is part of a global preparation process for the UN Ocean Decade. It offers an opportunity for stakeholders to formulate, discuss and prioritize concrete proposals for actions in support of the Decade.

The workshop will in particular

  1. bring together relevant Arctic actors from science, governance, industry and NGOs to identify key shared UN Ocean Decade priorities for the Arctic.
  2. collate and unify current marine Arctic strategies as a background for Arctic ocean activities.
  3. draft an initial action plan, including potential partnerships for Arctic activities that support the goals of UN Ocean Decade.

The workshop is hosted by the Danish Center for Marine Research in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The programme is presently being revised in light of the postponement, but will still contain multiple working groups which together will deliver the input to the action plan. Unlike the former UN Ocean Decade regional workshops, this will take place after the adoption of the implementation plan by the UN General Assembly, and will thus have stronger focus on identifying and drafting potential actions.

The updated format will be announced together with the formal invitation as soon as possible.
27 MAY 2020