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We are updating this page on a periodic basis to reflect potential changes in meeting dates or format due to Covid-19. If you have any updates you’d like to share with our team on specific events, please reach out to: oursharedseas@ceaconsulting.com.
    March 2022
  • World Ocean Summit

    March 1, 2022 to March 3, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
    This global event will bring together the broadest cross-section of the ocean community, from businesses to scientists, government, investors, and civil society. No other event rivals its challenging content and diverse and senior audience, or its influence and impact on the acceleration of progress towards a sustainable ocean economy. It aims to change how business is done in the ocean, shaping and advancing the way in which governments, businesses, and conservation organisations work together to fashion the “blue economy”.
  • High Seas Treaty Negotiations (Intergovernmental Conference 4)

    March 7, 2022 to March 18, 2022, New York
    In its resolution 72/249 of 24 December 2017, the General Assembly decided to convene an Intergovernmental Conference, under the auspices of the United Nations, to consider the recommendations of the Preparatory Committee established by resolution 69/292 of 19 June 2015 on the elements and to elaborate the text of an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, with a view to developing the instrument as soon as possible. The first session was convened from 4 to 17 September 2018, the second session from 25 March to 5 April 2019 and the third session from 19 to 30 August 2019. The fourth session, which was postponed by decisions 74/543 and 75/570 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be convened from 7 to 18 March 2022.
  • April 2022
  • Our Ocean Conference 2022

    April 13, 2022 to January 14, 2022, Koror, Palau
    The seventh Our Ocean Conference carries forward the momentum on “ocean and climate action” after November’s U.N. climate conference (COP26) and brings forward meaningful and actionable commitments to create a future that protects our ocean, our planet, and our people. The conference is co-hosted by the United States and the Republic of Palau.
  • Fifteenth meeting of the COP to the CBD (in-person)

    April 25, 2022 to May 8, 2021, Kunming, China
    The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 14 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). From 1994 to 1996, the Conference of the Parties held its ordinary meetings annually. Since then these meetings have been held somewhat less frequently and, following a change in the rules of procedure in 2000, will now be held every two years. This in-person meeting follows a virtual meeting held October 11-15, 2021.
  • June 2022
  • IMPAC 5

    June 23, 2022 to June 30, 2022, Vancouver, Canada
    IMPAC is an international forum to discuss marine protected areas (MPAs) that assists in the establishment and management of MPA networks by informing, involving, and influencing stakeholders. The congress happens every four years and brings together marine conservationists, managers, practitioners and scientists from across the world to share their experiences and knowledge of marine conservation and marine protected area establishment.
  • UN Ocean Conference

    June 27, 2022 to July 1, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
    The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is seeking to address the many of the deep-rooted problems of our societies laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic and which will require major structural transformations and common shared solutions that are anchored in the SDGs. To mobilize action, the Conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.