Advisory Panel: United Nations Decade of Ocean Science
Joint PICES AP / ICES Council Strategic Initiative to plan participation in the UN Decade of Ocean Science (ICES–PICES Ocean Decade)
PICES is expected to play a large role in facilitating transformational science during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). While the SmartNet Programme will continue to function throughout the Decade, the SG-UNDOS has completed its objectives to: (a) establish a common strategy for joint activities and provide regional leadership in support of UNDOS; (b) identify and strengthen relationships with partner professional and multilateral organizations to facilitate UNDOS engagement; and (c) develop an UNDOS Programme for endorsement by the IOC. A new PICES Expert Group, with a sufficient lifetime, is needed to continue planning, communicating and exercising PICES engagement through the extent of the Ocean Decade. This engagement will include, but is not limited to, SmartNet activities.
Terms of Reference
  1. Define and promote the joint scientific activities of PICES and partner organizations (including ICES) that will contribute to UN Ocean Decade societal outcomes.

  2. Implement the SmartNet Programme (in partnership with ICES), organize its activities and partnerships, monitor its progress, and communicate updates to the PICES community.

  3. Implement a strategy that prioritizes engagement with early career ocean professionals, indigenous communities, developing nations, and recognizes the importance of promoting diversity and gender equity in our activities; Coordinate with FUTURE SSC, AP-ECOP and AP-SciCom to develop these strategies.

  4. Develop recommendations for new UN Ocean Decade activities for endorsement by UNESCO-IOC, with new and existing partners, allowing for participation of additional partners throughout the Decade.

  5. Develop recommendations for new and existing PICES Expert Groups to implement and maintain SmartNet and UN Ocean Decade activities, and encourage and support Expert Group participation in all aspects of the UN Ocean Decade.

Prof. Mitsutaku Makino (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, HD, SB)
HD Chair
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI)
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi
Chiba, Japan 277-8564
Prof. Hiroaki Saito (AP-UNDOS, SG-ER)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
Prof. Fangli Qiao (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, GC, POC, WG-50)
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Road, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
(86-532) 8896-0055
(86-532) 88965544
Dr. Emily Lemagie (AP-UNDOS)
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington
U.S.A. 98115
(206) 526-6811