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20 April 2021 | Open meeting

The "Second Global Dialogue on Ocean Accounting" will be hosted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the University of Ottawa and the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership on 20 April 2021 (7-10AM New York Time on Zoom).

There is much agreement that the ocean is important and threatened. Unless we have coherent measures, we will never know how important and how threatened. From fisheries to marine-based tourism, our ocean is a vital source of livelihood, employment, nutrition and economic growth and it is essential in balancing our climate.

The Global Ocean Accounts Partnership (GOAP) brings together governments, international institutions, research organisations and other stakeholders, who have committed to support the sustainable development of the ocean through better organisation, inter-connection and standardisation of ocean-related data and statistics. Ocean accounting applies a statistical framework ( to harmonize the crucial data these stakeholders need.

On April 20, 2021, GOAP is holding the Second Global Dialogue on Ocean Accounting, hosted by the Government of Canada. The event is planned to update the community on recent progress and forge new partnerships among data providers and users.

You are encouraged to participate if you are developing ocean accounts, if you conduct research or collect data that can contribute to ocean accounts, or if you are a potential user of harmonized ocean data.

The First Global Dialogue, held in Sydney, Australia in November 2019 led to new partnerships, additional collaborations on pilots and an improved Technical Guidance document. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Statistics Canada and the University of Ottawa offered to host the Second Global Dialogue.

Given travel restrictions, the Second Global Dialogue will be a 3-hour teleconference focusing on: recent events and progress on ocean accounting methodology; progress on pilot studies; needs for pilot studies; progress on related research and data; and partner activities.

For enquiries please contact the GOAP Secretariat ([email protected]) cc Michael Bordt ([email protected]) and Teerapong Praphotjanaporn ([email protected]).

for more information, please contact

Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]