Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions


Under the Pole (UTP)

Arctic Ocean, Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution

The mesophotic zone (30-200 m deep) is one of Earth's last unknown habitats.

This cooperative 10-year initiative UNDER THE POLE • DEEPLIFE • 2021-2030 will explore mesophotic ecosystems across all ocean basins, from the polar regions to the tropics and temperate regions, to discover their biodiversity and species connectivity, identify their vulnerability to global changes and ultimately to propose appropriate management and conservation measures for this particular and largely unexplored marine area. Generated knowledge and recommendations will be disseminated through educational, awareness-raising and protective activities, with the aim of making the greatest possible contribution to the preservation of the oceans.

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

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