OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Initiative Type: Projects

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Australia,Austria,Belgium,Canada,Chile,Colombia,Costa Rica,Czech Republic,Denmark,Estonia,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Hungary,Iceland,Ireland,Israel,Italy,Japan,Latvia,Lithuania,Luxembourg,Mexico,Netherlands,New Zealand,Norway,Poland,Portugal,Qatar,Republic of Korea,Slovakia,Slovenia,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland,Turkey,United Kingdom,United States of America

Time Frame: 2011-Ongoing


Many science, R&D, innovation and economic projects are now linked to the exploration and exploitation of the oceans and the space environment. Within the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Innovation Policies for Space and Oceans (IPSO) Unit builds upon work of the former International Futures Programme (IFP). With its project on the ocean economy and innovation, and via the OECD Space Forum, IPSO contributes to priorities of the OECD Committee on Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), particularly its activities on digitalisation of the economy and emerging technologies for addressing grand challenges.

Contact: Claire Joly, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Initiative Website: http://www.oecd.org/futures/