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The rise in ocean temperature in the past year is one of the most urgent threats to global equity and thus to global stability in a new geopolitical landscape. How can science contribute to solutions to this challenge?
On 21 February 2024 the University of Bergen and partners organized an event on ocean governance at Norway House in Brussels. The discussions at the event and an outcome discussion has now resulted in the first Ocean Futures 2030 Policy Brief.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On 29 March the UN General Assembly passed a resolution put forward by Vanuatu to provide an advisory opinion on UN member states obligations in protecting the rights of current and future generations from the adverse effects of climate change.
Water insecurity in all its shape and forms was the key topic when the four frontlines of water were discussed at the side event organised by the University of Bergen and partners at the UN 2023 Water Conference.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
The University of Bergen has produced the special Sustainable Ocean Series, which has now been translated into all six official United Nations languages, spoken by almost three billion people daily.
The ocean’s role for Earth was one of the key topics discussed at Our Ocean 2023 in Palau. UiB Professor Edvard Hviding was one of only a few researchers present at the conference and engaged in discussions on the Pacific’s role in climate change. But what would be the best measure to save our ocean?
UiB law scholar Joanna Siekiera spoke on ocean science diplomacy as part of the reunion of the 2020 Warsaw Science Diplomacy School.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
Saturday 13 November 2021, the University of Bergen and the University of the West Indies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the ties between the two long-term partners.
The discussions at the third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference brought together scientists, students, industry, and policymakers taking in everything from the protecting the blue forest to seabed mining and how to create a sustainable balance between preservation and development of the ocean.
Ocean literacy took centre stage at the side event “Partnering to educate the ocean science leaders of the future” during the 2021 High-level Political Forum.
The SDG Bergen Policy Brief series is a novel and innovative way to communicate with policy-makers to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to have more research-based information reach policy-makers for societal impact.
SDG Bergen Science Advice has provided input to the national SDG plan for Norway. Our input is inspired by the University of Bergen’s longstanding scientific advice towards the UN system and targeted approach to the 2030 Agenda.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.

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