The future of our oceansAs part of the National Science Week, the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Namibia Scientific Society and the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) present the documentary The future of our oceans on Wednesday (8 November 2023).
In 2021, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of ocean health decline and improve conditions for sustainable development of the ocean.
The Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIC), which provides ocean science, is part of this initiative and released The future of our oceans (2022) as a result of its research. It highlights the importance of oceanography in understanding “how oceans work” (i.e. the role of the ocean in global climate)
Following the documentary, the Spanish oceanographer Dr Jan-Lukas Menzel will elaborate on the scientific data collected during an oceanographic expedition along the economic exclusive zone from Namibia, highlighting the tipping points of the oceans regarding the current global climate situation.
The running time of the documentary is 52 minutes.
The screening takes place at the Scientific Society in Windhoek at 19:00.