A safe ocean

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

The ocean is immensely powerful. It is capable of devastating coastal communities, ocean users, ecosystems and economies. To mitigate the ocean’s hazards, make it safer and enhance community resilience, evenly distributed higher-density ocean data and reliable forecasting systems are urgently needed.
Coastal communities and ocean users, ocean ecosystems and blue economies are exposed to devastating, unsustainable impacts on land and at sea. The frequency and intensity of weather- and climate-related hazards are changing, which makes their impact even more extreme. Tools and processes for evaluating and mitigating priority risks, and formulating adaptive responses are needed. Higher-density ocean data and improved forecasting with data on sea level, marine weather, climate, etc. are needed on a scale from real time to decades in order to maximize safety on the coast and at sea and minimize risk. Linking this data feed to education, outreach and communication will inform policy and decision-making and mainstream resilience.


One Planet, One Ocean: Mobilizing Science to #SaveOurOcean

Ocean Decade Challenges

Ocean Decade Challenge 6: Increase community resilience to ocean hazards

What does the Ocean Decade mean for you?


Breaking Down the Silos for more Effective Multi Hazard Early Warning

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