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In the last few years, the scientific community, policy-makers, business, and civil society have worked together to raise awareness of the rapid degradation of the ocean. The science has proven that the ocean protects us from climate change, a huge heat store and absorbing around 25% of all CO2 emissions.
Ocean discovery and environmental monitoring are critical to help better understand the ocean and its ecosystems. All over the world, ocean scientists are working together to address both deep disciplinary understanding of ocean processes and solution-oriented research, narrowing the gap between ocean knowledge and decision-making. In the times that we are living, we understand that without science there is no future. Together we build the knowledge we need to sustain the one ocean that unites us all.
On 25 October 2021, IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) will be holding the #OneOceanScience (https://oneoceanscience.com), digital event in partnership with the IRD (the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) and the CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research). This campaign is a world first that will provide a better understanding of why ocean science is critical for addressing climate change and its impacts.
Institutions from more than 30 countries will participate in the initiative, including WIOMSA, which through multiple initiatives (videos, social posts, quizzes, interviews, etc.) will help provide an answer to why marine science is important to predict and address climate change.