Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

NE Pacific Coastal Biodiversity Action Network

Tula Foundation - Canada

Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all

NEPac-BAN 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.. NEPac-BAN 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: Matt Whalen (