PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY HOSTS 6TH UK NATIONAL DECADE COMMITTEE MEETING UK National Decade Committee
The UK National Decade Committee (UK NDC), whose new Chair is PML’s Head of the International Office Dr Matt Frost, was hosted at PML for its 6th meeting between 13th – 15th September 2023.
14 September 2023
‘Britain’s Ocean City’ welcomes the committee – whose members span the breadth of ocean science – to champion the UN Ocean Decade within the UK’s Ocean Science and sustainability communities.
The UK NDC works to ensure UK support for the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade). Its mission is to “amplify the UK’s collective voice in accelerating transformational ocean science to facilitate the delivery of clean, healthy and resilient, productive, predicted, safe, accessible, inspiring and engaging oceans and seas.”
Dr Frost said, “It has been fantastic to host the UK National Decade Committee at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Plymouth is known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City,’ and it felt like an apt location for our meeting and, as I work here at PML, it was also a good opportunity to share a little more information about the work done here. I think everyone agreed it is a great location to support our goal of promoting UK science internationally, to drive forward a transformative agenda for our ocean.”