Ocean Data can generate huge business value, and improve the environment; when it is easy to find, understand, and use by millions for whom it was never intended. Data creates value when it is utilized and it is the purpose of the Ocean Data Alliance to radically increase the utility of ocean data by magnifying the audience that can use it.
Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, has carried out global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability since 1983. Peace Boat is a core member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Peace Boat is now developing the Ecoship, enabling the reduction of CO2 emissions by 40%, achieving zero SOx and NOx emissions, and recycling 100% of its water and waste.
The UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage aims to help States to better protect their submerged cultural heritage. This is done through regional workshops, capacity building activities, awareness raising and trainings around the world.
As part of the celebrations for World Oceans Day (8 June), the Portuguese National Commission of UNESCO (CNU), in partnership with the Portuguese Committee for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the School of Tourism and Technology of the Sea (ESTM - Peniche ) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), will organize in Peniche the Conference "OCEANS: RAISING AWARENESS TO ACT, PROTECTING TO VALUE", about the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development "Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for
On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology (ICUA) in Zadar, a Category II Centre operating under UNESCO auspices, is hosting a Conference to foster dialogue, exchange experiences and ideas and present new achievements in the protection and preservation of underwater cultural heritage. The Croatian Ministry of Culture financially supports the event.