The event builds on the UN Decade “Clean Ocean” Satellite activity One Integrated Marine Debris Observing System (IMDOS), and will focus on the need for monitoring marine litter as a global instrument to tackle global pollution.
An official satellite activity of the UN Ocean Decade Lab "A clean ocean", the event attracted more than 200 partipants from 46 countries. Experts from different sectors and fields came together to share their knowledge and discuss the growing threat and multidimensional problem of marine debris to marine ecosystems, and ocean and coastal users.
Official Satellite Activity of the 3rd UN Ocean Decade "a Clean Ocean" Laboratory
The GEO Blue Planet EU Office participated in the session on Marine Litter and Microplastics Mitigation and Prevention, co-hosted by the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, during the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment on 19 Feb.