International Conference "50 Years of Education and Awareness Raising for Shaping the Future of the Oceans and Coasts"

Overarching objectives of the Conference will be to establish a platform for the exchange of views on sustainable education and training methods in marine related areas in order to ensure that the gains made in capacity development in the last 50 years are not lost.
The Conference will identify new policies in education and training which are needed to target the development goals facing the humankind such as shortage of fresh water and food, unemployment and poverty, and will identify ways for strengthening the capacity of educational institutions to lead programmes focused on ocean’s protection and research and on sustainable development issues.

Finally, the Conference will stimulate and examine practical opportunities for cooperation based on common competencies and interests, make recommendations for putting into practices the ideas formulated by the participants and propose methods and ways of implementation based on the last 50 years of experience and with a clear vision of the future.


Type of Event Interagency meeting
Start 27.04.2010 07:00 local time
End 30.04.2010 16:00 local time
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Focal point Oliounine, Iouri
Country Russian Federation
City Saint Petersburg
Venue Saint Petersburg, Russia
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