Working groups and meetings

Background

The development of an Ocean Decade – Arctic Ocean Action Plan included workshops from October to December 2020 centered around the societal goals of the Ocean Decade to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to: 

  1. Network with other Arctic actors from science, governance, industry and NGOs to identify key shared Ocean Decade priorities for the Arctic Ocean.

  2. Participate directly in dedicated working groups to draft the key inputs to the Ocean Decade – Arctic Action Plan, including potential partnerships for Arctic activities that support the goals of the Ocean Decade. Participation in working groups include participation in at least two online meetings. Learn more about the workshop process 

  3. Support the final drafting and presentation of the action plan. 

The process are hosted by the Danish Center for Marine Research in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). 

Unlike the former Ocean Decade regional workshops, the Arctic process takes place after the adoption of the implementation plan by the UN General Assembly, and will thus have stronger focus on identifying and drafting actual realistic actions.

Working groups

Working group 1:
How to achieve – A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified, reduced or removed
Learn more about working group 1

Working group 2:
How to achieve – A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood and managed
Learn more about working group 2

Working group 3:
How to achieve – A productive ocean supporting sustainable food supply and a sustainable ocean economy
Learn more about working group 3

Working group 4:
How to achieve – A predicted ocean where society understands and can respond to changing ocean conditions
Learn more about working group 4

Working group 5:
How to achieve – A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are protected from ocean-related hazards
Learn more about working group 5

Working group 6:
How to achieve – An accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information and technology and innovation
Learn more about working group 6

Working group 7:
How to achieve – An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development
Learn more about working group 7

Time schedule for meetings

 Meeting  Date Time (GMT)  Theme 

Preparatory meeting
– only for the chairs in the working groups (WG)

01 Oct
2020
15:00-16:00 Introduction to the process and the role of the WG chairs
Joint KICK OFF meeting for the working groups
– all participants
22 Oct
2020
15:00-16:00 Introduction to the process, ambitions and expectations

1st WG meeting in working groups
– all participants

23 Oct
2020
14:00-16:00 WG discussion of Action plan content and initial drafting
2nd WG meeting in working groups
– all participants
05 Nov
2020
14:00-16:00
Continued drafting of content
3rd WG meeting in working groups (if necessary) 
– all participants
18 Nov
2020
14:00-16:00 Additional date if required for drafting or discussions

 

 

https://www.oceandecade.dk/arctic-workshop/working-groups-and-meetings
13 APRIL 2021