In December 2020, the Global Ocean Science Report 2020 – Charting Capacity for Ocean Sustainability (GOSR2020) was released. Based on data collected from around the world, the GOSR2020 offers a global record of how, where and by whom ocean science is conducted.
By analyzing the workforce, infrastructures, equipment, funding, investments, publications, data flow and exchange policies, as well as national strategies, the GOSR monitors our capacity to understand the ocean and seize new opportunities. The GOSR2020 provides the baseline information for measuring progress in these areas over the next ten years of the Ocean Decade.
We are at the start of the Ocean Decade and this webinar provides the occasion to reflect on where we stand in terms of ocean science investment, human and technical capacities, data management, as well as output.
The objectives of the presentations and discussion are:
a) to assess current investment and capacity gaps in ocean science and
b) to identify measures on how to minimize or even close these over the period of the Ocean Decade.