Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Sustainability of Marine Ecosystems through global knowledge networks (SMARTNET)

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) & The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) - Denmark

All Challenges, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean

SMARTNET will establish a global knowledge network (GKN) for ocean science by strengthening and expanding the collaboration of ICES/PICES and partner organizations.

It will support and leverage ICES/PICES member countries’ activities related to the Ocean Decade, by emphasizing areas of mutual research interest including climate change, fisheries and ecosystem-based management, social, ecological and environmental dynamics of marine systems, coastal communities and human dimensions, and communication and capacity development.

It also incorporates strategies to facilitate the Ocean Decade’s cross-cutting inclusivity themes relating to gender equality, early career engagement, and involvement of indigenous communities and developing nations in the planning and implementation of joint activities.

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

Lead Contacts: Joern Schmidt ( and Steven Bograd (