Global Ocean Decade Programme for Blue Carbon

Global Ocean Decade Programme for Blue Carbon

Global Ocean Decade Programme for Blue Carbon 1500 844 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The University of St Andrews – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

The Global Ocean Decade Programme for Blue Carbon (GO-BC) will enhance understanding of the ocean-climate nexus and generate new knowledge and solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Recognising the multiple roles BC ecosystems play beyond mitigation, including adaptation and resilience to the effects of climate change, allows GO-BC to address climate responses comprehensively, while supporting people and biodiversity. GO-BC actions will go beyond the traditional focus on coastal ecosystems to deliver new outcomes across estuarine-coastal-open ocean environments.

GO-BC will address SDGs 13, 14 and 17 through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels, including:

  1. Co-design and implement new research to promote Nature-based Solutions for better ocean sustainability;
  2. Enhance global to regional collaborative efforts;
  3. Coordinate capacity building in blue carbon science; and
  4. Communicate and deliver outputs to policy makers and communities.

Start Date: 01/05/2022
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: William Austin (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Programme


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