Expert Roster

Do you want to get involved in the Ocean Decade and play a key role within our global community?

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (‘Ocean Decade’) has launched a call for experts to join a new roster to assist the Decade Coordination Unit and IOC/UNESCO Secretariat with strategic, technical and review processes.

The Ocean Decade Expert Roster will have the three following roles:
(i) input to strategic ambition and target setting for the Ocean Decade Challenges;
(ii) input to the technical review of Decade programme and project submissions to inform the deliberations of the Ocean Decade Advisory Board, and the decisions on endorsement by the IOC Executive Secretary; and
(iii) input to Decade review processes, including the State of the Decade reports and discussions during the Ocean Decade Conference series.

Registration is via self-nomination on a rolling basis. Registered individuals will be invited periodically to review and scope processes. Once registered on the Expert Roster, they will be invited to participate in different activities and discussions around the three above mentioned roles throughout the life of the Ocean Decade. Expertise sought should align with the 10 Decade Challenges, as well as with co-design, partnership building and capacity development. Registration from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs), and women are particularly encouraged.

For more information, please check the Terms of Reference for the Expert Roster here. You can also email us at

Interested individuals who would like to participate in the Expert Roster are kindly asked to join the Ocean Decade Network and access the online form in the Take Action section.

Please note that membership of the Expert Roster is on a voluntary basis and will not be remunerated.


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