Nereus fellows Harriet Harden-Davies (Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong) and Guillermo Ortuño Crespo (Duke University), and co-director Yoshitaka Ota (University of Washington) will be in Copenhagen, Denamrk for the first Global Planning Meeting of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 13-15 May, which Harriet helped the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to organise. Guillermo will also be introducing the Young Scientist’s perspective panel on Day 1.