Dear friends and partners of the oceans,
undeniably, our oceans are our future on this planet and we must act now to protect them. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, starting in 2021, is a milestone for humankind to move the transformation in ocean research in a meaningful direction that is urgently needed for our oceans. To achieve this, we all have to work together.
We would like to invite all interested partners to an online preparatory meeting: on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00h.
We would be pleased, if as many representatives as possible from business, science, society and culture, could participate in this meeting in order to form a large societal alliance for the visibility of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and to jointly develop exhibits, initiatives and possibly further events.
14:00 Welcome by Vladimir Ryabinin Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Nicolas Entrup & Fabienne Mc Lellan (OceanCare) and Tim Florian Horn (Stiftung Planetarium Berlin)
14:10 Introduction of the UN Decade for Ocean Research and Sustainable Development (Vladimir Ryabinin)
14:20 The role of the German Ocean Foundation (Frank Schweikert/Moderation)
14:25 Presentation of the projects
- Love your ocean at boot 2021 — 2030
- Permanent exhibition on the Cap San Diego in Hamburg
- Ocean Festival 2021 in Berlin
- 13th Hamburg Climate Week in Hamburg
- Conferences (if applicable at the boot and the Ocean Festival)
- Marine Research & Broadcast Vessel ALDEBARAN as Ambassador of the UN Ocean Decade
15:00 Four Breakout sessions on the individual project
Despite the corona pandemic, from today’s point of view, the trade fair boot in Düsseldorf will take place in compliance with the current regulations. First highlights, as well as our joint initiative “love your ocean”, has been announced at the press conference on November 4th. The sustainable initiative will be even bigger in 2021 and shall be equipped with exciting and interactive formats.
The Ocean Festival at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin will take place from August 20 – 22, 2021. We are looking for exciting and competent partners from business, science and society, as well as contributions for the stage from arts and culture.
We hope to see you on the screens on 16th November. Due to the current situation, the initially planned hybrid (real and online) event at the Zeiss Großplanetarium in Berlin has been changed to a pure online event. Many thanks to the Zeiss Großplanetarium Berlin for its great support.