United Nations Decade
United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
The UN Ocean Decade
2021 - 2030
In the aim of reversing the cycle of decline in ocean health, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to globally strengthen the international cooperation needed to develop the scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society.
By gathering stakeholders worldwide, the initiative intends to set up a common framework to ensure ocean science can fully support countries in achieving the sustainable management of oceans across the globe.
Working Groups are now being set up for each of the Decade’s Societal Outcomes. These meetings will set out to identify the needs of the Southern Ocean community in view of addressing the Southern Ocean priorities identified through the survey.
The people behind the plan
Coordinated by the Scientific Committee on Antartcic Research (SCAR), the Southern Ocean Task Force was set up to develop the Southern Ocean Action Plan.
The development process
Based on the recommendations in the global Ocean Decade implementation plan, the Southern Ocean Community engaged in a stakeholder-oriented process to develop the Southern Ocean Action Plan.