Decade Projects are a discrete and focused undertaking. It may be regional, national or subnational and it will typically contribute to an identified Ocean Decade programme.
Find out about active projects we are connected to in the Northeast Pacific region:
MegaMove - Overhauling conservation of highly migratory marine megafauna at global scale
MegaMove is a global scientific programme involving a concerted network of hundreds of researchers around the globe to advance the long-term conservation of marine megafauna through strategic mitigation of global threats guided by a multi-disciplinary science plan encompassing movement ecology, ecological modelling, statistical physics, oceanography, marine law, and computer data science.
OneArgo: an integrated global, full depth and multidisciplinary ocean observing array
OneArgo will transform the revolutionary 'core' Argo array (which tracks the upper ocean physical state) to one that has truly global reach, including the polar oceans and marginal seas, extending to the full ocean depth and including ocean biogeochemical measurements.
Pacific eDNA Coastal Observatory (PECO)
The Pacific eDNA Coastal Observatory (PECO) has been launched in order to develop the capacity for a molecular monitoring network to track, understand, and predict biodiversity changes. Our growing network spans a latitudinal cross-section (Alaska to Southern California), in a region of high economic and social interest in marine resource management.
PlaSTic On beaches: 3D-distRibution and weathering (STORAGE)
STORAGE is an interdisciplinary project which combines chemistry, marine and environmental sciences and numerical modelling through collaborations across geographies, disciplines and sectors. It stands for: predicting the fate of plaSTic On beaches by theiR 3D-distribution and weAtherinG procEsses.
Save The Waves Mobile App
The overall goal of the project is to empower the global surfing community to crowdsource key data on the most pressing issues facing our coastal communities, including harmful coastal development, plastic pollution, sea-level rise and impaired water quality
Sustained Data for a Changing Ocean - Ocean Observatories Initiative
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is a science-driven, climate-sensing ocean observing network that delivers real-time data from more than 800 instruments to address critical science questions regarding the world’s ocean. OOI data are freely available online to anyone with an Internet connection.
Understanding and Addressing Ocean Acidification and Changing Ocean Conditions Through the Development of OA Action Plans
Through the OA Alliance, members are exploring and promoting efforts that increase biodiversity, adaptive capacity and resilience by translating knowledge into policy actions by national, regional and subnational governments.