Planet Beyond x Ocean Decade podcast series

Science and solutions for a sustainable and resilient ocean economy

Peter Haugan, Policy Director, Institute of Marine Research; Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen -  UNOceanDecade-11April2024-photo-09439 (v1)


26 Apr 2024

In this second full-length episode recorded live at the UN Ocean Decade conference we hear from participants in the second plenary session of the event, on Science and Solutions for a Sustainable and Resilient Ocean Economy. In the session—and in their conversation with Jon Baston-Pitt—Claire Jolly, from the OECD; Sergi Tudela, from Catalonia’s regional government; and Peter Haugan, from the Norwegian Institute for marine research, discuss the scientific and policy and governance tools needed to deliver a just and equitable blue economy.

To develop this new way of valuing and benefiting from our ocean, we must first understand the ocean. This will take extensive work by scientists, which requires support and investment from international donors. But it also must consider other forms of knowledge. Local and indigenous users of the sea have their own knowledge of the ocean, and they have a role to  play in the co-management of maritime projects. The Catalonia government is showing that their inclusive maritime strategy is paving the way for a more equitable ocean – one we can all learn from.


Jon Baston-Pitt, Fugro


Peter Haugan, Policy Director, Norwegian Institute for Marine Research

Claire Jolly, Head of Innovation Policies for Space and Oceans Unit, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Sergi Tudela, Director-General for Maritime Policy and Sustainable Fisheries, Government of Catalonia

With additional contribution from

Shakuntala Thilsted, Director, Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform, CGIAR

Photo credit IISD/ENB | Mika Schroder

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