At the Oceans side event at Rio+20 (UN Conference on Sustainable Development), Patricia Miloslavich presented the status of our knowledge on ocean biodiversity, gaps, and potential for discovery. In the short time she had, we are glad she could make the case of the importance of OBIS, and the role of IOC. There were about 40-50 people in the event (almost full capacity), some which were government representatives (e.g. one minister from South Australia, prime minister of the Seychelles...).
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