The significance of Marine Science and Technology and the importance of Capacity Builing and Marine Technologies transfer to Small Island Developing States
The purpose of this joint IOC/UNESCO-UN-OHRLLS meeting is to:
• Assess the current status of the marine science and technology situation in the SIDS regions;
• Identify frameworks for technology transfer of relevant and appropriate marine scientific technologies to SIDS.
• Present the results of the marine science capacity development survey carried out by IOC (as a result of a voluntary commitment taken at the UN Conference on sustainable development Rio+20);
• Make a number of concrete recommendations in capacity development that could contribute to the preparatory process towards the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS.