World Ocean Network’s International Meetings

2010  / 4th International Meeting

This 4th International Meeting was held in France from the 9th to the 12th May 2010 at Nausicaá, in Boulogne sur Mer.

This meeting has been an opportunity for the World Ocean Network to pursue its educational and awareness raising activities on the theme of Ocean preservation, with the double objective of : (1) encouraging everyone to preserve the planet’s ecosystems by moving towards sustainable Ocean stewardship and (2) persuading all relevant public and private sector organisations to save the ocean by adopting ambitious political, economic and societal strategies.
This meeting was meant for members of the Network, for citizens of the Ocean passport holders and also for the wider public from across the region.

A favourable international context

This year’s meeting took place in a particularly busy international context :
– five months after the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (from the 7th  to the 18th of December, in Copenhagen) ;
– two days after the 5th Global Conference on the Oceans, Coasts and Islands, on the theme «Ensuring survival, Preserving Life, and Improving Governance » ;
– 2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity by the United Nations General Assembly.

The  4th International Meeting website presents the reports and synthesis of the meeting’s workshops.