A healthy and resilient ocean

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


The ocean’s health is in decline. Unsustainable activities on land and in the ocean are accelerating the degradation of marine ecosystems through multiple impacts. To reduce the impacts, including climate change, they must first be measured. And then marine and costal ecosystems can be monitored, protected and healed.
Multiple human stressors in the form of unsustainable activities are part of a complex interaction with climate change. We do not know everything about ecosystems and their reactions to multiple stressors yet. But such knowledge is urgently required for creating tools for marine ecosystem management frameworks tasked with building resilience, monitoring thresholds and avoiding ecological tipping points. They will ensure that the ocean ecosystem functions sustainably, and its services continue to be provided for the benefit of society and the planet.


One Planet, One Ocean: Mobilizing Science to #SaveOurOcean

Ocean Decade Challenges

Ocean Decade Challenge 2: Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity

What does the Ocean Decade mean for you?


WEBINAR VIDEO: Co-designing the path to sail the Decade of Ocean Science to reach the knowledge we need for the ocean we want in the Western Tropical Atlantic and the Eastern Tropical Pacific


WEBINAR REPORT: Here you will find this WEBINAR REPORT



Regional Kick-Off Conference for the Un Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021–2030 for the Tropical Americas and the Caribbean Region

Here you will find this WEBINAR REPORT

Societal Outcomes

Clean Ocean
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Healthy Ocean
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healthy and resilient ocean

Productive Ocean
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productive ocean

Safe Ocean
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safe ocean

Accessible ocean
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Accessible ocean

Predicted Ocean
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predicted ocean

Inspirinng and Engaging Ocean
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inspiring and engaging ocean