The Decade Advisory Board is an advisory body to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the UN body tasked with coordinating the Ocean Decade, that will provide strategic advice on Decade implementation. Members are selected for a period of two years and serve in their individual capacities.
The Decade Advisory Board will provide recommendations on the endorsement of programmes and Decade Collaborative Centres and comment on the consolidated performance of Ocean Decade Actions. Board members will also contribute to the assessment of resource requirements for Ocean Decade Actions and raise awareness about the Ocean Decade, including with potential resource providers.
The 15 experts selected by the IOC/UNESCO for the period 2022-2023, hailing from 13 countries, come from government, private sector, philanthropy, civil society and the scientific community.