Decade Coordination Office for Connecting People and Ocean

Decade Coordination Office for Connecting People and Ocean

Decade Coordination Office for Connecting People and Ocean 710 397 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

IOC/UNESCO Project Office of the Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe – Italy

The DCO for Connecting People and Ocean will coordinate Decade implementation under Challenge 10 ‘Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean’.

It will ensure that the multiple values and services of the ocean for human wellbeing, culture, and sustainable development are widely understood, and identify and overcome barriers to behaviour change required for a step change in humanity’s relationship with the ocean.’

Its activities will include supporting endorsed Decade Actions, engaging stakeholders, catalysing new Decade Actions, carrying out communications activities, mobilising resources, contributing to monitoring and evaluation, and contributing to capacity development.

Start Date: 2023

Lead Contact: Francesca Santoro (

challenges: 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Contribution


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