The Fifth Annual OBPS Community Workshop, “An Ocean of Values” will be held from the 20th to the 24th of September! Early Information and pre-registration are available here.
All members of the ocean community – including educators, scientists, citizens, artists, conservationists, cultural ambassadors, policymakers, and ocean explorers – are invited to co-develop this workshop by proposing sessions, tracks, or other contributions that can be facilitated.
An overarching theme is to help understand how to better represent and safely archive the methods, policies, guides, or standard specifications that bring value to their communities. Value mapping activities will be facilitated across all groups, so we can better connect “how” things are done to “why” they are done and why they matter.
Strategic and Implementation Plans
Over the last six months, the OBPS has been working on a strategic plan and an implementation plan which has now been approved by our co-sponsors IODE and GOOS. These plans are built on community input and support the OBPS vision and mission. This 5-year strategic plan is consistent with a decadal vision and includes priorities for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.