An inspiring and engaging ocean

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

The ocean is a place of wonder. It engages and inspires all those with an interest in and connection to the ocean, including current and future generations of scientists, policymakers, government officials, managers and innovators, to realise the Ocean Decade’s vision.
A change in society’s relationship with the ocean is needed to catalyse changes in behaviour and ensure the effectiveness of Ocean Decade solutions. Ocean literacy approaches, formal and informal educational and awareness-raising tools, and measures for ensuring equitable physical access to the ocean can all achieve change. When implemented in concert, they will expand society’s understanding of the ocean’s economic, social and cultural value and illuminate the diverse roles the ocean plays in supporting health, wellbeing and sustainable development. This outcome will showcase the ocean as a place of wonder that inspires the next generation of scientists, policymakers, government officials, managers and innovators.
Ocean science’s latest findings show how our oceans are changing. “From knowledge to action – from action to impact” is an innovative, agile undertaking to bridge the science-policy gap. The Laboratory uses an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to address society’s need for healthy, sustainable oceans. Looking ahead to the positive impacts of diversity and inclusivity, it empowers participants to tap the Decade’s full potential by taking sustainable action. The Laboratory highlights the key roles of co-design and innovation in moving from science to solutions, and ultimately catalyses behavioural change for a healthy, resilient and productive ocean.


One Planet, One Ocean: Mobilizing Science to #SaveOurOcean

Ocean Decade Challenges

Ocean Decade Challenge 10: Change Humanity's relationship with the ocean


What does the Ocean Decade mean for you?


Deep sea Capacity Development needs in the WTA and the ETP for the Ocean we want

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