SmartNet established a global knowledge network (GKN) for ocean science by strengthening and expanding the collaboration of ICES, PICES and their partner organizations. It will support and leverage ICES/PICES member countries' activities related to UN Decade of Ocean Science (UNDOS), by emphasizing areas of mutual research interest including climate change, fisheries and ecosystem-based management, social, ecological and environmental dynamics of marine systems, coastal communities and human dimensions, and communication and capacity development.
It also incorporates strategies to facilitate UNDOS cross-cutting inclusivity themes relating to gender equality, early career engagement, and involvement of indigenous communities and developing nations in the planning and implementation of joint activities.
Ocean Decade Laboratories: A Productive OceanSatellite Activity by ICES and PICES: Establishing Global Knowledge Networks in SmartNet1 June 2022
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)North Pacific Marine Science Organizaiton (PICES)
Contacts:Jörn Schmidt, ICESSteven Bograd, PICES