Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Estuarine Ecological Knowledge Network (EEKN)

Center for Human-Environmental Research

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Atlantic Ocean, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Estuarine Ecological Knowledge Network (EEKN) is designed to utilize the everyday experiences and traditional ecological knowledge of coastal community members to inform scientific research and policy decisions regarding estuarine environments which are crucial for maintaining the health and productivity of the Earth's oceans.

The EEKN will create a dispersed network of community observers and citizen scientists who will document the ecological conditions they encounter, providing data for ocean scientists and feedback to policy makers. The EEKN will also document and preserve the knowledge of indigenous peoples and encourage the participation of under-represented groups in marine science and management.

Start Date: 01/06/2021

End Date: 31/05/2025

This project is hosted by the programme Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM) Programme.


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