Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Global Ocean Corps and Conveyor

University of Michigan - United States of America (USA)

All Challenges, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Programme, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean

Motivated by the example of the US Peace Corps, we propose "Global Ocean Corps and Conveyor" as a unifying concept for sustaining long-term education and research collaborations between scientists from underresourced nations and higher-resourced nations.

Based upon our experience in Peace Corps and with the Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana (, we are confident that an Ocean Corps would inspire large numbers of scientists, especially early-career scientists, into its ranks, thus “internationalizing” their outlook, molding many of them into champions for international capacity development for the remainder of their careers, and fostering true ocean science collaborations worldwide.

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

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

A multi-dimensional and inclusive approach for transformative capacity development during the Ocean Decade

Study, Development and Nature Management of the Azov Sea

Ghana School

Lusophony Hub of the Ocean Decade

Lead Contact: Brian Arbic (