Launching knowledge-translation platform: One Ocean Learn

During the UN Ocean Conference, the One Ocean Hub and UNITAR will launch the One Ocean Learn platform (at the event “From Ocean Knowledge to Action: Developing Capacity to Create a Sustainable Ocean Economy” on 30th June). The Hub and the Green Development and Climate Change Programme Unit of UNITAR have been working over the past three years to create an innovative online platform which aims to support global capacity building by translating ocean knowledge into action-oriented learning for activists, communities, development practitioners, policymakers and researchers on the ways in which global, national and local communities depend on and relate to the ocean, coastal areas and marine life.

The focus is on connecting knowledge across different sources, and enhance capacities to use integrated knowledge to address real-word questions and understand experiences, with a view to contributing towards more sustainable decisions on the ocean.

Knowledge and learning are nourished by curiosity and wonder. To that end, One Ocean Learn supports navigation across resources on art, events, libraries, opportunities, organizations and people that inspire and challenge different learners to enhance their ability to influence key ocean issues.

As new knowledge about the oceans is being generated across several global, regional national and local initiatives, the platform aims to shine light on local and national initiatives on the ocean which are often obscured by the overload of information available on the internet.

The first phase of the platform runs from 2022-2024. We welcome other organizations to join our efforts in further developing this platform and look forward to connecting with them at the UN Ocean Conference in the first instance.

Feel free to start exploring the One Ocean Learn platform here.