UN Decade of Ocean Science

UN Decade of Ocean Science

Global Oceans:

Contributions to the UN Decade of Ocean Science


The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development provides an opportunity to focus international efforts at the science-policy interface to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and to generate the scientific knowledge, infrastructure, and global partnerships needed to realize the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda. The UN Decade process will be inviting contributions from the international science community to build a portfolio of activities in support of the Decade agenda.


The scientific and societal scope of several projects that Global Oceans is launching align with criteria for formal participation in the UN Decade of Ocean Science. Each of these projects will be uniquely enabled by the utilization of MARVs, which will demonstrate throughout the decade that an expanded scientific human presence across the world’s oceans can be routinely and economically deployed to meet the global challenges of ocean science and capacity development, without the need for massive capital expenditures for dedicated scientific vessel fleets.  


More information about Global Oceans' participation in the UN Decade will be posted on our website as programs are launched.


The UN Decade of Ocean Science Implementation Plan Summary document (V2.0) is available here (English version).