Ocean Planning and Indicators

Ocean Planning and Indicators 

Learn about marine sustainable development – as a part of the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium (Kiel, 4-6 March 2015) and register now!

  • Workshop Chair: Martin Visbeck & Martin Quaas
  • Sustainability Development Goals (4 March 2015):
    • Kate Houghton, Institute for Applied Sustainability Studies (IASS Potsdam)
    • David Johnson,  Southampton Solent University
  • Future Ocean Spatial Planning
    • Jeff Adron, IASS Potsdam
    • Erik van Doorn / Sarah Gahle (Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, Kiel)
  • an issue paper will be published soon.
  • Take your chance and present your scientific work in the poster session during the symposium!
  • Learn about the speaker of the symposium here.
  • You can find the agenda of the symposium here.

The Open Working Group that was tasked to develop a United Nations framework for the post-2015 development agenda proposes a stand alone Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for the ocean: Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Given that the ocean and seas cover 70% of the earth’s surface area, host the largest connected ecosystem and play a central role in climate stability, oxygen generation, nutrient cycling, food production and coastal protection, the SDG for the ocean, SDG 14, is very adequate, timely and backed by a large body of natural and social, fundamental and applied science. This workshop will discuss the opportunities that this agenda holds for the ocean research community in the context of sustainable development indicators and a global future ocean planning research effort.

If you would like to participate in this workshop, please register for the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium here! Registration is still open until 15 February 2015.

We are looking forward to an inspiring symposium.