Launch of the Southern Ocean Action Plan

Dear Southern Ocean community, and fellow polar oceans enthusiasts,

The Southern Ocean Task Force is pleased to announce the Launch of the Southern Ocean Action Plan.

For this occasion, we will be hosting a webinar on April 12th 2022, at 12:00pm UTC to present the content of the Action Plan and the future of the Southern Ocean community’s engagement in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Through the publication of this Action Plan, the Southern Ocean Task Force aims to mobilise the Southern Ocean community and inspire all stakeholders to seek engagement and leverage opportunities to deliver innovative solutions that maintain and foster the unique conditions of the Southern Ocean. This framework provides an initial roadmap to strengthen links between science, industry and policy, as well as to encourage internationally collaborative activities in order to address existing gaps in our knowledge and data coverage.

Date & Time : Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 12:00pm UTC


  • Welcome & Housekeeping 
  • What is the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development ?
  • The Southern Ocean Process
  • The Southern Ocean Action Plan
  • Concluding remarks and next steps
  • Questions


The Southern Ocean Action Plan will, as part of the UN Ocean Decade, deliver in achieving the UN Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals in a polar context.

We look forward to sharing our work with you.



Annemie Rose Janssen on behalf of the Southern Ocean Task Force