April 17th, 2023

Ocean Decade launches fifth Call for Decade Actions

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is launching Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023, soliciting transformative Decade Programmes and Projects.

At the programmatic level, the current Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023 has a primary focus on programmes that contribute to:

  • Decade Challenge 1 – Marine Pollution, with a focus on sub-themes of:

    • plastic pollution, and

    • nutrient pollution, and/or

  • Decade Challenge 2 – Ecosystem Restoration and Management, with a focus on sub-themes of:

    • area-based management

    • restoration, and

    • multiple ocean stressors

At the project level, the Call is soliciting initiatives that potentially can form part of one of the 18 endorsed Decade Programmes participating in the Call for Decade Actions. The list of relevant Programmes and their contact details can be found in Annex I of the Guidance Note for Applicants for Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023. Applicants should contact the relevant Programme before submitting their request for endorsement.

Ocean Decade launches fifth Call for Decade Actions

The Ocean Decade Coordinating Unit will be holding two online Q&A sessions:

4 May 2023 | 14:00 to 15:00 (UTC) | Register here
5 May 2023 | 07:00 to 08:00 (UTC) | Register here

Building on the impact of the Ocean Decade since its launch in January 2021, the call aims to continue addressing thematic and regional gaps and to encourage transformative science to achieve the outcomes identified for the next ten years. The Call for Decade Actions is an open invitation for partners from around the world to request endorsement for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision.

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