The U.S. State Department has invited experts to participate in a review of the draft World Ocean Assessment (WOA). The WOA was developed by the United Nations in order to report on and assess the state of the global marine environment. It contains over fifty subject areas, grouped within four main themes: marine environment and understanding of the ocean’s role in the global integrated Earth system; food security and food safety; human activities that influence the ocean or are influenced by the ocean; and marine biological diversity.

Experts can register to review the draft at The draft will be open and available for comments from 2 to 30 September 2014.


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