Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean

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[Jan. 15, 2018]: Report on "Implementing the Ocean Sustainable Development Goal in the Wider Caribbean: state of play and possible ways forward" by Lucia Fanning and Robin Mahon now available here ...
[Oct. 3, 2017]: Oceans of Knowledge Workshop, 7 Nov. 2017, London, see web announcement
[Sep. 4, 2017]: GEO-XIV Plenary Side Event: Earth Observations in Support of SDG Implementation and Monitoring in Small Island States and Developing Countries, October 24, 2017, Washington D.C., see web page


Here we will make available a number of public documents relevant to the workshop and white paper. More documents are available in the internal Library. If you do not have access to the workspace, you can register here. If you are not able to sign up, please, inform Hans-Peter Plag of your interest to access the workspace.

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: Provides access to comprehensive information on sustainabale development and many different aspects of the goals.
  • UN SDG page: Provides descriptions of goals, targets, and indicators and access to additional information.

Monitoring SDGs

  • World Bank, 2017. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From World Development Indicators. World Bank Atlas. Washington, DC: World Bank. Copyright World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

Sustainable Development and Sustainability

Griggs, D., Stafford-Smith, M., Gaffney, O., Rockström, J., Öhman, M. C., Shyamsundar, P., Steffen, W., Glaser, G., Kanie, N., Noble, I., 2013. Sustainable development goals for people and planet. Nature, 495, 305-307.

Ocean-related literature

Laffoley, D., Baxter, J. M. (eds.), 2016. Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Available at

IUCN, 2016. Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences - Executive Summary. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Available at

Cheng, L., Trenberth, K. E., Palmer, M. D., Zhu, J., and Abraham, J. P.: Observed and simulated full-depth ocean heat-content changes for 1970–2005, Ocean Sci., 12, 925-935, doi:10.5194/os-12-925-2016, 2016. See

Stocker, T. F., 2015. The silent services of the world ocean. Science, 350, 764-766. pdf.

Spalding, M. D., Brown, B. E., 2015. Warm-water coral reefs and climate change. Science, 350(6262), 769-771. pdf.

This workshop is sponsored by:

under grant 80NSSC17K0241