Discover the science behind The Decade
While many countries benefit from sophisticated, cutting-edge scientific infrastructure, technology, and human capacity for science and innovation, the Global Ocean Science Report concluded that major disparities exist in the capacity around the world to undertake marine scientific research.
The Decade of Ocean Science will help to mobilize partnerships and increase investment in priority areas of ocean science where action is urgently needed. The Decade will build on existing partnerships and technologies and create new ones to enhance and expand the global scientific capacity required to quickly collect issue-specific information to meet the constantly-evolving needs of ocean and coastal zone managers and a rapidly developing blue economy.
A core objective of the Decade will be to improve the scientific knowledge base through capacity development to regions and groups that are presently limited in capacity and capability, especially Small Island Developing States and the Least Developed Countries.
Ocean Science & Technology
Formulating priorities and planning for the global ocean science agenda
Ocean Policy & Sustainable Development
Connecting ocean science with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Business & Industry
Developing and sharing new technologies needed to achieve key Decade objectives
Donors & Foundations
Supporting the development of ocean science that meets the needs of society
Promoting ocean science, policy and management for sustainable development