The year 2020 was dubbed the Ocean Super Year given the confluence of critical global meetings for the ocean, as well as seminal events such as the kickoff of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Although the COVID-19 pandemic led to the postponement or alteration in format for several key meetings, critical ocean action has continued both formally and informally across all levels and sectors.
As we look to the remainder of 2022, we continue to see a “blue wave of ocean action” with pivotal decision points on the horizon—from creating the first generation of high seas Marine Protected Areas and adopting a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to further integration of the ocean-climate nexus into formal UN processes and country commitments.
Our Shared Seas prepared a guide to help the marine conservation community track ocean meetings, policy decisions, and reports due out in the second half of 2022.
Download the guide today to keep track of this year’s ocean moments.