Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

SMART Ocean-SMART Industries (SO-SI): Science/Industry Partnerships for Data Collection and Sharing

World Ocean Council (WOC)

Arctic Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The WOC SMART Ocean-SMART Industries (SO-SI) initiative is a global, multi-industry initiative creating partnerships between science and the ocean private sector on data collecting and sharing.

The SO-SI initiative for the UN Ocean Decade will improve and scale this by developing the: 1) Community of Practice – Engaging tens of thousands of ocean companies around data collecting and sharing; 2) Clearinghouse and Knowledge Base – Assembling information from science on data collection programs, priorities, technologies and from industry on opportunities for using vessels and platforms; 3) Matchmaking/Brokering Capacity – Expanding the efforts to connect science priorities with industry potential.

Start Date: 29/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

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