A Blue Wave of Ocean Action

Jun 01, 2022
  • Description

The year 2020 was dubbed the Ocean Super Year given the confluence ofcritical global meetings for the ocean, as well as seminal events such as thekickoff of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.Although the COVID-19 pandemic led to the postponement or alterationin format for several key meetings, critical ocean action has continuedboth formally and informally across all levels and sectors. As we look to theremainder of 2022, we continue to see a "blue wave of ocean action" withpivotal decision points on the horizon—from creating the first generationof high seas Marine Protected Areas and adopting a post-2020 globalbiodiversity framework, to further integration of the ocean-climate nexusinto formal UN processes and country commitments.Our Shared Seas prepared this document to help the marine conservationcommunity track ocean meetings, policy decisions, and reports due out inthe second half of 2022. This guide aims to provide coverage of globallysignificant moments on the ocean calendar; it does not endeavor to featurecomprehensive treatment of every ocean event or report.