Oslo 23–24 October 2019
Our future depends on clean and healthy oceans, where protection and production go hand in hand. The oceans are under threat from the effects of climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and unsustainable use. Safeguarding the oceans for future generations is a shared responsibility and a matter of global urgency.
At Our Ocean 2019 we will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure protection of our oceans, responsible management of marine resources and sustainable future economic growth.
The conference will bring together leaders from governments, businesses, civil society and research institutions to share their experience, identify solutions and commit to action for clean, healthy and productive oceans.
Mission: The conference will build partnerships between government, industry, science and civil society, putting knowledge, technology and finance into action to meet the challenges facing the ocean and enable production and protection to go hand in hand so that the ocean can continue to provide for the needs of future generations.
Vision: A conference to learn, share and act for clean, healthy and productive oceans.
The oceans are essential to life on earth. For humans, they provide food, jobs, energy and communication highways. They help regulate our climate, control weather patterns and produce oxygen for us to breathe. However, today the oceans are under threat from the effects of climate change, over-fishing, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The Our Ocean conferences are designed to spur significant and meaningful actions to restore the regenerative powers of the oceans so that they can continue to provide for the needs of future generations.
At the core of the Our Ocean conferences are voluntary commitments for significant and meaningful actions towards clean, healthy and productive oceans. Previous conferences have resulted in nearly one thousand commitments. Governments, organisations and businesses are encouraged to announce new and far-reaching actions to the best of our oceans at this year’s conference. Commitments should have significant impact, be measurable and have a clear timeframe.
Registration: by invitation only.