Ocean Science

Preparatory Phase

2018-2020

Discover the science behind The Decade

While many countries benefit from sophisticated, cutting-edge scientific infrastructure, technology, and human capacity for science and innovation, the Global Ocean Science Report concluded that major disparities exist in the capacity around the world to undertake marine scientific research.

The Decade of Ocean Science will help to mobilize partnerships and increase investment in priority areas of ocean science where action is urgently needed. The Decade will build on existing partnerships and technologies and create new ones to enhance and expand the global scientific capacity required to quickly collect issue-specific information to meet the constantly-evolving needs of ocean and coastal zone managers and a rapidly developing blue economy.

A core objective of the Decade will be to improve the scientific knowledge base through capacity development to regions and groups that are presently limited in capacity and capability, especially Small Island Developing States and the Least Developed Countries.
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21-05-2021
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21-06-0002

Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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16-06-2021
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16-06-2021

European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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20-09-2021
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25-09-2021

XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y III Reunión Internacional de...

Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C.

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21-05-2021
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21-06-0002

Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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Events
16-06-2021
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16-06-2021

European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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Events
21-05-2021
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21-06-0002

Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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Events
16-06-2021
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16-06-2021

European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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Events
20-09-2021
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25-09-2021

XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y III Reunión Internacional de...

Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C.

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Events
21-05-2021
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21-06-0002

Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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Events
16-06-2021
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16-06-2021

European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Scroll here
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Events
20-09-2021
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25-09-2021

XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y III Reunión Internacional de...

Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C.

Scroll here
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Events
21-05-2021
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21-06-0002

Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

Scroll here
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Events
16-06-2021
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16-06-2021

European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Scroll here
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Events
20-09-2021
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25-09-2021

XXI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía y III Reunión Internacional de...

Asociación de Oceanólogos de México, A.C.

Scroll here
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Events
21-05-2021
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21-06-0002

Kick Off Conference 2021 in Berlin, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science...

Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany

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Events
16-06-2021
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16-06-2021

European Conference of Aix-Marseille university: Protect our oceans, the...

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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30-03-2019

UN Resolution: Decade of Ocean Science

UNESCO

Document

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05-08-2019

Guidelines for use of the Decade logo

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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05-09-2019

Brochure: The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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03-02-2021

Ocean Decade Brand Guidelines

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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11-09-2019

Mapping the role of the deep ocean in human society

DOSI - Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative

Document

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25-11-2019

Navigating the Future V: Recommendations for the Ocean Decade

European Marine Board

Document

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03-02-2020

United States' Department of Energy iniative "Powering the Blue Economy"

Ocean Motion Technologies, Inc.

Document

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17-04-2020

Blue Passion, "Protecting Gökova"

Ecological Research Society (EKAD)

Video

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04-08-2020

Version 2.0 of the Ocean Decade Implementation Plan

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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09-09-2020

Nutrient Recycling Seafood-Science Programme: Draft programme write-up by...

OceanForesters

Document

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25-12-2020

2019 Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) Cetacean Surveys

Turkish Marine Research Foundation

Video

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25-12-2020

Lionfish in the Mediterranean - Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

Turkish Marine Research Foundation

Video

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09-02-2021

UNESCO Courier issue - Time to turn the tide

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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10-02-2021

OCEAN DECADE ALLIANCE

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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11-02-2021

Ocean Decade Newsletter #5 - February 2021

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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02-10-2020

Call for Decade Actions No. 01/2020 - Resources Page

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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16-10-2020

Ocean Decade Newsletter #4 - October 2020

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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04-12-2020

Univ. of the South Pacific tropical Pacific Science Enables Abundant Food...

OceanForesters

Document

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10-12-2020

Regional initiatives and National Decade Committees

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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12-10-2020

Video I: From the free seas to a legal order for the seas

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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12-10-2020

Video V: Protection and preservation of the marine environment

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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12-10-2020

Video VI: Protection of the marine heritage and maritime interests

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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12-10-2020

Video III: Selling out seas and oceans?

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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05-08-2019

Guidelines for use of the Decade logo

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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11-09-2019

Mapping the role of the deep ocean in human society

DOSI - Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative

Document

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04-08-2020

Version 2.0 of the Ocean Decade Implementation Plan

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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09-09-2020

Nutrient Recycling Seafood-Science Programme: Draft programme write-up by...

OceanForesters

Document

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02-10-2020

Call for Decade Actions No. 01/2020 - Resources Page

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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16-10-2020

Ocean Decade Newsletter #4 - October 2020

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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04-12-2020

Univ. of the South Pacific tropical Pacific Science Enables Abundant Food...

OceanForesters

Document

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10-12-2020

Regional initiatives and National Decade Committees

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Document

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17-04-2020

Blue Passion, "Protecting Gökova"

Ecological Research Society (EKAD)

Video

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25-12-2020

2019 Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) Cetacean Surveys

Turkish Marine Research Foundation

Video

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25-12-2020

Lionfish in the Mediterranean - Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

Turkish Marine Research Foundation

Video

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12-10-2020

Video I: From the free seas to a legal order for the seas

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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12-10-2020

Video V: Protection and preservation of the marine environment

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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12-10-2020

Video VI: Protection of the marine heritage and maritime interests

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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12-10-2020

Video III: Selling out seas and oceans?

Hugo Grotius gGmbH

Video

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