The Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific connects ocean knowledge to ocean action and makes the Ocean Decade come alive in our region.

The Collaborative Center will address the UN Ocean Decade’s 10 challenges and work to achieve the Decade’s 7 outcomes in the region by

  • Amplifying and strengthening endorsed projects and programmes in the region by hosting workshops and events, providing networking and opportunities for dialogue, providing communication, and media support, and supporting training and capacity- building efforts,

  • Catalyzing new partnerships under the Ocean Decade by connecting academic researchers, National, State and Indigenous government agencies, NGOs, business and industry, and community members, identifying key gaps in science and decisions, advancing opportunities to fill those gaps, and helping to navigate the Ocean Decade endorsement process,

  • Supporting monitoring and evaluation of Decade Actions in the region, and

  • Identifying potential funding sources for ongoing and new Ocean Decade actions within the region, and, if needed, to support the DCC.

From the coast to the deep water and across boundaries and borders, we acknowledge the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Indigenous peoples that have called the Northeast Pacific region home since time immemorial. The Collaborative Center and its team deeply value equity, justice and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. We strive for inclusion of diverse voices and the co-design and co-production of projects with the communities most impacted by our work.  

Collaborative Center Team

We are supported by administrative, communications, data management, and science staff at the Tula Foundation.

Contact us directly at: oceandecade@tula.org

Advisory Committee

  • Ben Halpern bio photo

    Ben Halpern

    Director, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB

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  • Brad deYoung bio photo

    Brad deYoung

    Executive Director, CIOOS Pacific and Professor Emeritus, Memorial University

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  • Caren Braby bio photo

    Caren Braby

    Marine Resources Program Manager, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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  • Charlie Short bio photo

    Charlie Short

    Executive Director Coastal Marine Stewardship Branch, Ministry of Land, Water, and Resource Stewardship, Government of British Columbia

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  • Erin Satterthwaite bio photo

    Erin Satterthwaite

    Sustainability Researcher, California Sea Grant and CalCOFI Coordinator, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

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  • Jack Barth bio photo

    Jack Barth

    Executive Director, OSU Marine Studies Initiative and Professor, Oregon State University

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  • Jan Newton bio photo

    Jan Newton

    Senior Principal Oceanographer and Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

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  • Kim Juniper bio photo

    Kim Juniper

    Chief Scientist, Ocean Networks Canada and Professor, University of Victoria

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  • Lisa Busch bio photo

    Lisa Busch

    Executive Director, Sitka Sound Science Center

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  • Liz Whiteman bio photo

    Liz Whiteman

    Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

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  • Marco Hatch bio photo

    Marco Hatch

    Associate Professor, Western Washington University

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  • Melissa Poe bio photo

    Melissa Poe

    Social Scientist, Washington Sea Grant

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  • Molly McCammon bio photo

    Molly McCammon

    Senior Advisor, Alaska Ocean Observing System

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  • Steve Diggon bio photo

    Steve Diggon

    Marine Planning/Implementation Program Manager, Coastal First Nations–Great Bear Initiative

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  • Tom Reid bio photo

    Tom Reid

    Program Manager, West Coast Conservation Land Management Program

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  • William Cheung bio photo

    William Cheung

    Professor and Director, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in Ocean Sustainability and Global Change

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