We envision a Northeast Pacific Ocean region where ecosystems and coastal communities are thriving, connected, and resilient, now and into the future. The relationships, knowledge, and caretaking of the Northeast Pacific Ocean include diverse Indigenous and western worldviews, and are informed by ancestral and lived experience, collaborative learning, and equitable partnerships.
The Ocean Decade Regional Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific will help make the Ocean Decade a success by addressing the UN Ocean Decade’s 10 Challenges and working to achieve the Decade’s 7 Outcomes.
The Tula Foundation’s Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific Ocean (DCC NEP) will contribute to this mission by supporting collaborative approaches that:
Bring together diverse perspectives;
Facilitate the development and mobilization of knowledge from multiple disciplines and worldviews;
Expand and enhance capacity, and
Contribute to co-design of solutions.
The Decade Collaborative Center Team deeply values equity, justice, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. We strive for the inclusion of diverse voices and the co-design of projects with the communities most impacted by our work. Below we have outlined key principles that will guide all of the initiatives we lead and in which we engage.
Cultivate productive and respectful relationships
Facilitate diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity science and knowledge in ocean science, governance, and sustainable development
Listen to and serve the needs of multiple rights- multiple ways of knowing holders, sectors, and stakeholders
Incorporate Reconciliation (UNDRIP) and foster Indigenous leadership and stewardship
Enhance capacity, access to, and impacts of ocean science and knowledge
Nurture innovative, evidence-based solutions that serve the needs of communities and weave in multiple ways of knowing
Promote a culture of learning, reflection, and growth
Foster ocean literacy and people's connection to the ocean