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Updates, stories and features from our Ocean Voices community.

KE and MG at OSM

Ocean Voices Fellows, Kalene Eck and Maila Guilhon, attended Ocean Science Meeting in April 2024. Both attendees participated in events, sharing insights and perspectives on a range of topics, including the fostering of partnerships in the Ocean Decade and increasing collaboration in ocean science research.

Ocean Voices at UN Ocean Decade Conference

Ocean Voices was present at the recent United Nations Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, Spain, through its active participation, leadership in hosting events, and commitment to fostering collaborative partnerships in pursuit of a sustainable and equitable ocean future.

Sheena Talma and Vanessa Lopes in Brussels 2024

Ocean Voices Fellows, Vanessa Lopes and Sheena Talma, recently participated in the Blue Leaders meeting focusing on the ratification and implementation of the BBNJ agreement.

Ocean Voices Fellows, Gemma Nelson and Kathryn Audroing

Ocean Voices Fellows, Gemma Nelson and Kathryn Audroing, recently participated in INC-3 in Nairobi to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution.

2023/24 Ocean Voices Fellows

The Nippon Foundation-University of Edinburgh Ocean Voices Programme is honoured to welcome new Fellows to its growing community of ocean change-makers.

Ocean

The Nippon Foundation – University of Edinburgh Ocean Voices Programme is advertising two student-led PhD opportunities commencing in early 2024.

Sheena Vanessa

Sheena Talma and Vanessa Ferreira Lopes participated in the Deep Ocean Collective Solution Accelerator workshop between October 2-5, 2023, in San Diego, USA.

Mariana MARE

Nippon Foundation-University of Edinburgh Ocean Voices Fellow, Mariana Caldeira, attended the recent MARE Conference and presented their latest research on the importance of cross-cultural learning in ocean governance.

BBNJ Adoption, United Nations headquarters in New York

On June 19, 2023, a significant milestone was achieved at the United Nations headquarters in New York as the international community unanimously adopted a new UN treaty for the ocean.

Ocean Voices Team

During the week of May 15th 2023, The Nippon Foundation-University of Edinburgh Ocean Voices Programme welcomed its international network to an exceptionally sunny Edinburgh, to foster connections, share knowledge and reflect on the programme’s journey throughout the past year.