Ocean diplomacy, also known as marine diplomacy, refers to the use of diplomatic strategies and negotiations to address issues related to the ocean and its resources. It involves international cooperation and collaboration to address global challenges related to the ocean, including climate change, overfishing, pollution, maritime security, and the sustainable use of ocean resources.
Ocean diplomacy recognises that the ocean is a shared resource that is crucial to the economic and social well-being of many countries, as well as to the health of the planet as a whole. As such, it involves the development of multilateral agreements, regulations, and partnerships aimed at protecting and sustainably managing ocean resources.
Effective ocean diplomacy requires the engagement and cooperation of a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, international organisations, scientists, civil society groups, and the private sector.