Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Ocean Voices: Building transformative pathways to achieve the Decade's outcomes

Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center, EarthLab, University of Washington - United States of America (USA)

Arctic Ocean, Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Programme, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean

The contribution of ocean science to sustainable development is determined by people.

Understanding the actors involved, their culture and wellbeing, and how power dynamics and decision-making processes influence our oceans is crucial to achieve the goals of the Decade and ensure knowledge, strategy and governance frameworks enable all to participate in, contribute to and benefit equitably from the Decade.

The Ocean Voices program will conduct research, incubate ideas, facilitate critical discussions and convene capacity building partnerships to identify barriers and pathways and enabling conditions for equity in the Decade.

Start Date: 01/06/2021
End Date: 31/08/2029

Lead Contacts: Yoshitaka Ota ( and Harriet Harden Davies (