The Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE) is a new working group of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. GO2NE met on 7-9 September 2016 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. GO2NE, which assembles coastal and open ocean scientists, modelers, and biological, chemical and physical oceanographers, seeks to integrate worldwide research efforts on deoxygenation in the open ocean and coastal areas. In the coming years GO2NE plans a number of actions to raise awareness on current and future impacts of declining oxygen concentrations on ocean and human health. For more information check the GO2NE website regularly.

Ocean deoxygenation was one of  the 17 “Ocean and climate scientific items” identified by the Ocean & Climate Platform for the COP21 held in Paris in December 2015.