Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy (OSIP) is led by graduate Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UCSD who want to see good science used to make well-informed policy decisions that affect the oceans. SIO is the world's preeminent center for ocean, Earth, and atmospheric research, teaching, and public education, with more than a century of exploration and discovery in basic research and global observations and applications.
We are headed to Paris, France for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP). A new global climate change accord called the Paris Agreement is to be finalized and signed at this COP, making it a historical moment in global environmental history. The COP is an annual event for delegates from around the world to negotiate global agreements on greenhouse gas mitigation and climate adaptation. Each year the COP serves as an important stepping stone in the development of a global carbon treaty.
Our group has two primary missions:
- To bring scientific information about the role of oceans in climate change to policymakers. To accomplish the first mission, students and professors from SIO will be presenting their latest research at this global policy arena.
- To communicate events at the COP to a public audience. We will also be sharing our thoughts and impressions of daily life as a delegate at the COP through photographs and blogs.