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)

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. codesign 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: Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Programme


The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want





Join #OceanDecade

Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

For performance and security reasons we use Cloudflare

Enable/disable Google Analytics tracking code in browser

Enable / disable the use of Google fonts in the browser

Enable/disable embed videos in browser

Privacy policy

Our website uses cookies, mainly from 3rd party services. Define your Privacy Preferences and/or agree to our use of cookies.