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Online Summer School on “Climate Change and Role of Ocean” organized by the Global Science Academy (GSA), Basti (Uttar Pradesh) India (on World Environment Day, 05th June 2023 #BeatPlasticPollution & World Ocean Day, 08th June 2023).

The event was efficacious enough in having endorsement as one of the UN Ocean Decade Event from esteemed Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which has also been promoted by their website as well as social media handles. Besides, United Nations World Ocean Day website also made its approval and aired at their website and they also tweeted the above significant event from their twitter handle. In addition to these, the same event was also announced through Ocean Decade Stakeholders’ Forum and was successful in drawing attention of many varied stakeholders and professionals of the domain. Moreover, at the climate solutions platform of “We Don’t have Time”, the event flashed towards grabbing attention of ‘Ocean Community’ as well as ‘Ocean Best Practices’ and the international community cordially supported this ‘Climate Idea’ and some of them considered it as an innovation and advocated for financing such initiatives. To name a few of them who buoyed the idea included Ms. Marine Stephan of We Don’t have Time, Ms. Lucinda Ramsay, Ms. Ajema Lydiah, Mr. Sven Nilson, Mr. Kamu Daniel, Ms. Lydiah Lynne, Ms. Edwin Wangambe, Ms. Grace Njeri and many others.

The summer school was keenly joined by students, learners as well as some of the professionals of eminence wherein importance of ocean and ways and means to beat plastic pollution discussed in details. Besides Indian participants, Climate Smart Community Task Force Member Ms. Paula Wildermuth from New York (USA), Mr. Nicholas Whall of Ocean Warrior New Zealand, Oceanography student Mr. Lavio Jorge of Mozambique shown their keen interest in the summer school.

In India, the event was enthusiastically attended by students of organization’s (-Global Science Academy), Science Brigade of India. Prof. (Dr.) Rabinarayan Satpathy Director Vice Chancellor Office and Dean of Sri Sri University Cuttack, Odisha; GSA’s Science Brigade lead from Chhattisgarh State and environmental science researcher at Surguja University Mr. Avinash Pratap Gupta and Scholar Ms. Mamuani from Mizoram etc. were among those who profoundly supported the cause of this initiative of climate change resilience and ocean mitigation in broader spectrum.

Through these announcements, some of the ocean professionals contacted the Global Science Academy (GSA) in order to contribute their time who are now included in the GSA’s ‘global think tank’.

Whilst concluding, vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Anil Pratap Singh, Founder Director and the General Secretary of the GSA. Press-release issued in English and Hindi languages for leading newspapers which authentically published as well.

In its observances, “Awishkar” NRDC (Govt. of India) digitally shared amongst the Hindi language versed participants for massive awareness. Another article as accepted in an international environment magazine, ‘TerraGreen’ is also to be shared soon,

Whilst concluding, vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Anil Pratap Singh, Founder Director and the General Secretary of the GSA.

Book as authored by GSA's Head, "OCEAN & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY" - A bi-lingual (English & Hindi) submission in favor of 'UN Decade of Oc

ean Science for Sustainable Development’ had successfully been launched on 76th UN Day and getting overwhelming responses from all across the continents and the author is happy to note that not only academic and research institutions (in Ocean Science/Environment and other) but also agencies like UN World Food Programme, World Bank and many others kept the aforesaid book for their readings.

Preface from the book: The Oceans, seas and marine resources are present day hope to cope many challenges as being faced by the human kind and the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) provides a 'once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new foundation, across the science-policy interface, to strengthen the management of the ocean. The importance of oceans on the life and sustenance of humanity as proposed by the UN, Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG-14), dealing with 'Life below Water' also lay emphasis on the significance of oceans in modulating and sustaining life and provide firm optimisms for national and global economic prosperities i.e. 'blue economy". The present compilation of my own articles, as published elsewhere, intend to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and create improved conditions for sustainable development of the ocean as well as to contribute towards broad perspectives of environmental sustainability. 'Restoration of the ecosystems' is the key concern of the time. Due to my personal and professional inclinations, I have authored many articles in reputed Science, Environment and Ocean Science magazines and journals; a very few of these piled up here as an asset for professionals, stakeholders and students, irrespective of their engagements in disciplines of science, environment or any branch of the oceanography. Since best part of the book contented a propos on ocean science and its UN decade but substantial component also comprises wide-ranging topics on climate change, ecosystem restoration, and innovative efforts in carbon foot-print reduction, mass extinction of biota, Earth reheats (global warming), extreme events like tropical cyclones and technological advances in their predictions etc. which are highly pertinent for sustainability of the environment and moreover draw a parallel relationship between ocean, seas and marine resources. {Bilingual-English & Hindi}.

Intended book audiences: The book, "OCEAN & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY" is useful for UN agencies, government ministries committed for achieving SDGs, fishermen communities, boat-owners, port/navigation/ocean (sea)-transport entities, universities/college/ educational and training institutes/hubs, shipyards, metrological and weather forecast departments, biodiversity professionals, civil societies etc. In addition to these, shipyards and infrastructure facilities, energy commissions, maritime industries, sea-traders, ports and navigation bodies, stakeholders etc. are also the intended audiences of the aforesaid book besides academic and research institutions and public in general.

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