Northeast Pacific Biodiversity Action Network (BioActNet)

Northeast Pacific Biodiversity Action Network (BioActNet)

Northeast Pacific Biodiversity Action Network (BioActNet) 2000 1334 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Tula Foundation – Canada

BioActNet will foster cross-boundary biodiversity science for action-oriented marine conservation and management.

The Project will generate a network of ocean practitioners, including scientists, Crown, and Indigenous decision makers, community members, educators and communicators, to co-design marine life observing for biodiversity science.

BioActNet is structured around taxonomic groups (Nodes) and a Synthesis Hub that will tackle crosscutting themes by integrating across the tree of life to address challenges facing the NE Pacific coastal ocean.

The network will co-develop:

  • a) Essential Biodiversity and Ocean Variables for the NE Pacific;
  • b) best practices and capacity for biodiversity observations and data management; and
  • c) biodiversity analysis for conservation and restoration actions.

These components form an Action Cycle to advance understanding and improve management outcomes by leveraging existing strengths and creating spaces for exchange across the Canada-US border.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030

Start Date: 01/09/2022
End Date: 01/01/2031

Lead Contact: Romney McPhie (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
host_programme: Marine Life 2030
type_of_action: Project


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