The Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific is a contribution from Tula to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Tula is an independent charitable foundation rooted in British Columbia with global interests and outreach. Tula also hosts the Hakai Institute and Hakai Magazine.

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.

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Our Vision

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.

Our Principles

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

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