Oxygen dissolved in seawater supports the largest ecosystems on the planet. It is alarming that the ocean is losing oxygen, termed ocean deoxygenation, at a rapid rate, primarily due to global warming by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution by nutrients and organic wastes particularly in coastal waters.
The Decade Programme will raise global awareness about ocean deoxygenation, provide knowledge for action and develop mitigation and adaptation strategies and solutions to ensure continued provision of ecosystem services, and minimize impacts on the ocean economy through local, regional, and global efforts, including transdisciplinary research, innovative outreach, and ocean education and literacy.
This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:
Environmental predictors of the Baltic Sea eutrophication in connection with planning human activity
St. Lawrence Estuary Research and Observation Plan
Research program for Climate Action Planning
Global Ocean Oxygen Database and Atlas
Start Date: 01/05/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030
Lead Contacts: Andreas Oschlies (email@example.com) / Jeremy Sterling (firstname.lastname@example.org)