Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021

Online, 20 - 24 September 2021 An Ocean Of Opportunities

7 - An inspiring and engaging ocean - Working Groups

How to achieve - An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development

In order to incite behaviour, change and ensure the effectiveness of solutions developed under the Decade there needs to be a step change in society’s relationship with the ocean. This can be achieved through ocean literacy approaches, formal and informal educational and awareness raising tools, and through measures to ensure equitable physical access to the ocean. Together these approaches will build a significantly broader understanding of the economic, social, and cultural values of the ocean by society and the plurality of roles that it plays to underpin health, wellbeing and sustainable development. This outcome will highlight the ocean as a place of wonder and inspiration, thus also influencing the next generation of scientists, policy makers, government officials, managers and innovators.

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  • Hanne Nielsen - 0000-0002-2761-7727
    Hanne Nielsen is a Lecturer in Antarctic Law and Governance at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. Her research focusses on representations of Antarctica in popular media; polar tourism; and Antarctica as a workplace. Following 5 seasons guiding in the Southern Ocean, Hanne has a particular interest in the contemporary practices of polar tourism. She was the first HASS-based researcher to be awarded a Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Fellowship in 2017. Hanne is a past President (2017-18) of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and serves on the Executive Committee of the SCAR Standing Committee on Humanities and Social Sciences (SC-HASS).
  • Rahul Mohan - 0000-0001-8758-2215
    Rahul Mohan is the Group Director and Scientist at the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Goa, India. His research interest includes Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography using archives from Antarctica, Southern Ocean and the Arctic. He is passionate about the Outreach and International Cooperation at NCPOR. Currently he is Member of the National Committee (India) for SCAR as also IUGS. Rahul is part of the SCAR CBET Committee and is the National Coordinator for the Asian Forum for Polar Sciences.