Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative

Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

GOBI is an international partnership of organisations committed to advancing the scientific basis for conserving biological diversity in the marine environment.

In particular, GOBI contributes expertise, knowledge and data to support the Convention on Biological Diversity’s efforts to identify and promote ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) by assisting a range of intergovernmental, regional and national organisations to use and develop data, tools and methodologies. GOBI also undertakes research to generate new knowledge that will enhance environmental protection, management and sustainable use of specific areas in the ocean.

Start date: 01/01/2021
End date: 30/04/2023

Lead Contact: Prof. David Johnson (