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UNESCO honours global champions of ocean science

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THE OTHER honorees recognized for their efforts to build greater capacity and international cooperation on ocean science included: Argentina; Morocco; Portugal; Nippon Foundation and the UN Environment’s #CleanSeas campaign. All these ocean science champions were honoured through a special event at the UN Ocean Conference designed to highlight IOC’s first Global Ocean Science Report, which […]…Read More

Universal agreement on need for measures to reverse ocean deterioration

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article image United Nations unanimously agreed to a set of measures that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health as the five-day Ocean Conference concluded this afternoon. The outcome document, together with more than 1,300 commitments to action, marks a breakthrough in the global approach to the management and conservation of the ocean. […]…Read More

First status report regarding ocean sciences globally published by UNESCO

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Ocean sciences are running by a small number of manufacturing countries although collecting data and taking the measure of the ocean’s health is a global importance considering the economic and environmental stakes involved, according to the Global Ocean Science Report, assembled by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The Report advocates increased investment into research and calls […]…Read More

World Ocean Day celebrated

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The World Ocean Day is celebrated each year on June 8 with the aim to create awareness amongst people about significance of oceans. This year’s theme is "Healthy oceans, healthy planet." Pakistan has now extended its authority to 350 nautical miles from the coast as the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) had unanimously approved Pakistan’s claim for the extension of outer limits of its continental shelf adding 50,…Read More

PMNH to establish modern display of ocean

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) have a plan to establish a new display of ocean using modern technology and also establish live exhibits like aquarium, aviary, butterfly garden, museum city and field museum for research and public educational purposes. Prof. Dr. Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation, was told by Dr. Muhammad Rafique, Deputy Director General of PMNH, during a presentation to the former on his first formal visit to the museum. It is…Read More

PMNH plans to set up modern display of ocean, live exhibits

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article image Staff Report ISB: Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) has plans to establish a new display of ocean, using modern technology and also establish live exhibits like aquarium, avtiary, butterfly garden, museum city and field museum for research and public educational purposes. Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, Prof Dr Ashraf, was told this by the PMNH, Deputy Director General, Dr Rafique during a presentation to him on his first visit to the museum. PMNH Director General…Read More

Vitality of ocean highlighted

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan as well as the world has recently marked the World Ocean Day to honour ocean science community with the theme this year Youth: The next Wave for Change’. The Day was designated to the body of water that is an essential part of our daily lives, our ocean. The celebration provided an opportunity to reflect on both the significance of the ocean and the role of science in understanding our planet. Through discovery, understanding and action, we strive to bring the…Read More