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Ocean Futures 2030 creates meeting points for scientists, diplomats, industry, NGOs, youth and society to discuss sustainable ocean development as a common heritage of humankind. In April 2023 the first OF2030 event took place during One Ocean Week and in March 2024 the first OF2030 policy brief was published. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is the general backdrop for this ongoing activity.

Ocean Futures 2030 builds on experiences from Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB), a virtual ocean research centre at the University of Bergen (2018-2021). The university is SDG14 (Life below water) Hub for United Nations Academic Impact and lead university for SDG14 in the International Association of Universities’ SDG Cluster.

WORLD OCEAN DAY 2024 – PRESS RELEASE
bubbles going upwards on a body of water

New geopolitics demand new thinking on ocean equity

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?

OCEAN FUTURES 2030

Video recording of satellite event at Ocean Decade Conference

On 9 April 2024 the University of Bergen organised an official satellite event on marine genetic resources, global benefit sharing and ocean science diplomacy at the Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona. Watch a recording of the satellite event.

OCEAN FUTURES 2030
Mother manatee and calf swimming out of the inlet.
Sep 17

Ocean Futures 2030: Future ocean governance

The University of Bergen and the Embassy of France to Norway have partnered to co-organise this special event on ocean governance. The event is free to attend and open to all interested parties.

OCEAN FUTURES 2030 POLICY BRIEF
Photo of phytoplankton – the foundation of the oceanic food chain.

First policy brief launched in new series

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.