NOAA Exercises International Leadership
The NOAA Strategic Plan recognizes International Leadership as a priority cross-cut. A world with rapidly shifting political, cultural, and economic dynamics requires Federal agencies involved in world affairs to cultivate fresh approaches and new services to maintain U.S. leadership. Internationally, NOAA supports and promotes national policies and interests in ecosystem-based management, climate change, Earth observation, and weather forecasting and will seek to maximize the mutual benefits of international exchange with its global partners.
This Month in NOAA Office of International Affairs
- Global Ocean Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth
NOAA participated the Global Ocean Action Summit from April 22-25 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The central focus of the Summit was the sustainable contribution of oceans to food security; and in particular how to achieve: (i) an acceptable balance between growth and conservation goals; (ii) a fair allocation of economic and social benefits; and (iii) improve the global and regional coherence between the initiatives taken inside Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ). The Chair's summary of the Summit contains “Pitches for Action” which are recommendations emanating from the Summit, although not formally adopted. They include recommendations related to governance, private public partnerships, investments, and research and development/ innovation. http://www.globaloceansactionsummit.com/