Challenger 150 – A Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life

Challenger 150 – A Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life

Challenger 150 – A Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

Challenger 150 is a global cooperative devoted to delivering the science we need to sustainably manage the deep ocean.

At its heart is the development of deep-ocean expertise, particularly in economically developing nations, in order to achieve a global generation of stewards working together to maintain the integrity of deep-ocean ecosystems. Furthermore, through supporting the development of new technologies and the expansion of observations, Challenger 150 aims to advance understanding of the diversity, distribution, function and services provided by deep-ocean biota; and to use this new knowledge to educate, inspire, and promote better management and sustainable use of the deep ocean.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

Deep-Ocean Genomes Program

One Ocean Hub Research Programme 4

Seabed Mining & Resilience To EXperimental impact

Aleutian Trench Biodiversity Studies (AleutBio)


Lead Contacts: Kerry Howell ( and Ana Hilário (

action: Programme
challenge: Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean


The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want





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