Dr. Salvatore Aricò, Head, Ocean Science Section, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO: The Global Ocean Forum has helped immensely in putting the oceans on the intergovernmental agenda, particularly in relation to the climate change negotiations. In the area of biodiversity, the GOF has conducted pioneering and innovative work which has informed, directly and authoritatively, negotiations related to a possible expansion of the scope of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea to include conservation and sustainable and equitable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Mr. Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Museum: The results have been impressive, raising international awareness on the role of the ocean in the equilibrium of our planet, as well as placing the oceans at the heart of the UN and international processes, from Johannesburg to Rio.
Mr. Richard Delaney, President and CEO of Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies: Perhaps the most important long term contribution that the Global Ocean Forum provides is the development and mentoring of talented young professionals, affording them front line experiences with the actions and strategies needed to affect international issues. It is this next generation that will need to carry the campaign for the oceans to an even higher level.
On the occasion of its 10th Anniversary, the Global Ocean Forum invited colleagues and partners to tell us what the Global Ocean Forum means to them. We’ve compiled these quotes into a Global Ocean Forum 10th Anniversary Book.
Download the Global Ocean Forum 10th Year Anniversary Book here.