Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Delegates to a special United Nations panel convened to discuss progress as well as gaps in marine scientific research, emerging challenges and links between science and policy making in light of the very serious threats facing the ocean. Also included were presentations on deep-sea research and international ocean governance; assessment of progress in marine pollution control and challenges; and future management of the oceans and seas, including coral reefs.
That evening, The High Seas Alliance hosted a reception for the dedicated ocean policy makers.
Later in week-long conference, IPSO (International Programme on the State of the Ocean) scientists released their long awaited report in which they revealed that the world ocean is in a shocking state of decline, and that the world’s ocean is in a much worse state than previously suspected.…