Actions of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
The United Nations has proclaimed the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (hereinafter “Ocean Decade”) to mobilize interested stakeholders around the world around a common framework that will put science at the service of countries in their implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the ocean.The Ocean Decade aims to drive a paradigm shift in the generation of qualitative and quantitative ocean knowledge to guide the development of solutions that will contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Its ambition exceeds the capacity of any nation, stakeholder group, generation, or scientific discipline. It will bring together a broad range of stakeholders to align their research, investments, and initiatives around a common set of challenges to ensure that the outcome of this concerted effort is no greater than the sum of isolated initiatives. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has been charged with coordinating its implementation.