Vision & Mission

Achieving the ocean we want by 2030



The science we need for the ocean we want.


Transformative ocean science solutions for sustainable development, connecting people and our ocean.

The 7 Ocean Decade Outcomes describe the Ocean We Want:

A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and reduced or removed.

A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood, protected, restored and managed.

A productive ocean supporting sustainable food supply and a sustainable ocean economy.

A predicted ocean where society understands and can respond to changing ocean conditions.

A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are protected from ocean-related hazards.

An accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information and technology and innovation.

An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development.