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

Lead Contacts: Kerry Howell ( and Ana Hilário (

Discover the latest highlights from Challenge 150:

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 7- Ocean Observations, 8- Digital Representation of the Ocean, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Programme


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