International Programme on the State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) is an initiative created to enable a greater scientific understanding of the services the ocean provides to humankind and the impact of the main human stressors upon it, enabling solutions to be explored and greater communication with decision-makers and the public. To that end, the initiative brings together science, communications, policy and legal disciplines.

IPSO received £15,000 to support the organisation to participate in Phase One of the ‘Valuing the Ocean’ Marine CoLABoration, convening a facilitated group of organisations to explore how to communicate the role of the ocean in human wellbeing and deploy evidence in more effective ways.