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Oceans and seas
How to contribute
  • Comment on Cluster Position Papers
  • Upload relevant material under "Contributions from MGs"
Steering Committee
Members & Contributors
Name Organization
Alice TippingInternational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
Keita FurukawaOcean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF)
Kristian Teleki Global Ocean Commission
Marie-Luise AbshagenForum Umwelt und Entwicklung
Martin VisbeckGEOMAR Helmholtz Zentrum fur Ozeanforschung Kiel
Matthew Reading SmithStakeholder Forum
Miriam BalgosInternational Coastal and Ocean Organization, Secretariat of the Global Ocean Forum
Nora PappInternational Council for Science (ICSU)
Pen-Chung ChenHong Kong Polytechnic University
Susan AlznerUnited Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN NGLS)
Tcharbuahbokengo NFINNFederation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)

As a registered (online registered, through this website) major groups organization, you may contribute to the work of Steering Committees of the Thematic Clusters by uploading articles, background or position papers that relates to the Thematic Cluster and towards formulation of a Sustainable Development Goal of that particular cluster. See full list of Thematic Clusters here.

Stakeholder Forum has produced a 'Summary of targets from proposals in the SDGs e-Inventory under the OWG’s 19 Focus Areas'. A section is devoted to targets and indicators related to oceans and seas...
Stakeholder Forum on 5:45 am, 7 Apr, 2014
Today, islands are faced with various conservation and management challenges due to local environmental problems and global change. In particular global climate change and its associated effects have ...
Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) on 6:59 pm, 26 Feb, 2014
This paper provides the perspective of the Global Ocean Forum regarding a stand-alone sustainable development goal on oceans and seas (SDG on Oceans and Seas). This paper also serves as an initial con...
The following recommendations on oceans and seas have been compiled from two civil society consultations conducted by UN-NGLS in 2013-2014: a teleconference-based consultation that resulted in the rep...
In order to inform the deliberations of the Eighth Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Stakeholder Forum has conducted an analysis of t...
Stakeholder Forum on 1:26 pm, 31 Jan, 2014
The establishment of a specific and focused SDG Ocean and Coasts, although legally non-binding, would be beneficial in giving a new impetus to international cooperation and negotiations required to pr...
International Council for Science (ICSU) on 4:45 am, 28 Jan, 2014
At the Future Ocean Kiel cluster of excellent natural and social scientist from a broad range of disciplines collaborate on issue concerning the future of the ocean and coasts. As subgroup has discuss...
International trade shapes our use of marine resources. Enabling fisheries to continue to play their crucial role in sustainable development will require careful and coherent policy frameworks, includ...
Marine and coastal ecosystems play a central role in the global natural environment and its biodiversity. At the same time, they have been an integral part of human civilization as a food source, natu...
Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung on 5:48 am, 22 Jan, 2014
The Global Ocean Commission ( would like to draw your attention to a series of papers (see below and at
Global Ocean Commission on 5:07 am, 12 Dec, 2013
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