WMO aims to be an active participant in the Oceans Compact: an initiative to help the UN system achieve the common goal of “Healthy Oceans for Prosperity” and deliver on its ocean-related mandates, consistent with the Rio+20 outcome document “The Future We Want”, in a more coherent and effective manner.
The Oceans Compact focuses on three interrelated objectives:
- Protecting people and improving the health of the oceans;
- Protecting, recovering and sustaining the oceans’ environment and natural resources and restoring their full food production and livelihoods services;
- Strengthening ocean knowledge and the management of oceans.
Of particular interest to WMO are the objectives and the activities of the Oceans Compact related to the sustained provision of global and regional coverage observational data, products and services to address the continued and expanding requirements of the maritime user community for marine meteorology services and information, focusing on safety of life and property at sea, integrated coastal management and societal impacts. >> full text