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OECD holds conference on Ocean Sustainability

Innovation for a sustainable economy of the sea will be the theme highlighted at the conference "Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean: Observatories and Knowledge Networks", which takes place on February 14, from 9:30 am, in the auditorium of IPMA - Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere, in Algés. At a time when a global response to the effects of ocean changes on an environmental and economic level is urgent, the role of innovation and international cooperation is increasingly important.

This conference takes place within the OECD Ocean Economy Group and is co-organized by the OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Ministry of the Sea, through the DGPM - Directorate-General of Sea Policy, and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology.

The event will be opened by the Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, and closed by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor. More than 200 participants from all over the world are registered, including representatives from institutions, academia, industry and international organizations.

The conference program includes the launch of the OECD publication "Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy", with the participation of Portugal, through the Ministries already mentioned. Debates will be held on the role of observatories and new policies to promote knowledge of the ocean, highly topical issues that represent an impetus for the continuity of the OECD's work in the economy of the sea and a strengthening of Portugal's international role in the field of the ocean.

See the Conference Program

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