17 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021

To sustain life and economic activity, the ocean must be clean. Societies worldwide generate plastic, noise, and harmful chemicals. Whatever the source, these actions on present or increased scales are unsustainable stressors for a clean ocean. The critical gaps in our knowledge of the causes and sources of ocean pollution and its effects must urgently be addressed with interdisciplinary science and transformation of the generated knowledge to society, policy, and economy - for the clean ocean we want.

The United Nations declared 2021 - 2030 as the Ocean Decade. Within the framework of the Ocean Decade, the "Clean Ocean" conference will take place between 17 - 19 November 2021.

Several "satellite activities" are scheduled over the three days, including a floating classroom "Deep-sea science in Action towards a clean ocean”.

For more information on the Clean Ocean Conference and all satellite activities, please see here.