Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Global Ocean Decade Programme for Blue Carbon

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

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

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 (