Ocean Decade launches new Call for Decade Actions No. 04/2022
The world is experiencing a revolution in terms of society’s recognition of the importance of science to support human health and wellbeing, and its role underpinning the rapid advancement of knowledge and innovation. In this context, the Ocean Decade is launching on 15 October 2022 Call for Decade Actions No. 04/2022, soliciting transformative Decade Programmes that address Ocean Decade Challenge 6 – Coastal Resilience, and Ocean Decade Challenge 8 – Digital Representation of the Ocean.
Building on the impact of the Ocean Decade since its launch in January 2021, the Call aims to continue addressing thematic and regional gaps and to encourage transformative science to meet these critical and urgent Challenges.
As part of Challenge 6 – Coastal Resilience, the Call has a particular focus on Programmes that: (i) demonstrate their contribution to knowledge and solutions related to green and grey resilience, including nature-based solutions and solutions that engage sub-national governments, or (ii) contribute to the expansion or development of innovative multi-hazard early warning systems.
To deliver on Challenge 8 – Digital Representation of the Ocean, the Ocean Decade is looking for Programmes that align with the following priorities:
- Fill known gaps in the identification, generation, or uptake of critical datasets, information or knowledge (e.g. deep sea, Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS) Exclusive Economic Zones, Southern Ocean, high latitudes)
- Leverage or connect existing digital infrastructure (e.g. national and international systems)
- Develop long-term data management capacity, including technological capacity, and including in SIDS and Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
- Develop applications, services, tools, and mechanisms that deliver knowledge on Ocean Decade Challenges to users
As part of the Call for Decade Actions No. 04/2022, 25 endorsed Decade Programmes are also inviting Decade Project submissions– please see below and the Guidance Note for Applicants for the full list. These Decade Programmes focus on a wide range of thematic priorities, such as marine life, ocean observations, tsunami readiness and capacity development. (Read more)