Ocean Practices for the Decade

We are pleased to announce that our programme ‘Ocean Practices for the Decade(OceanPractices)

is one of 60 new programmes and  contributions endorsed under the UN Ocean Decade for transformative Decade Actions. 

The Ocean Practices for the Decade Programme (OceanPractices) will:

  • Support all ocean stakeholders in securing, equitably sharing, and collectively advancing this methodological heritage.
  • By engaging diverse communities of practice and interlinking them through FAIR digital technologies, OceanPractices will transform how science and other stakeholders align their interests/capacities, creating ever-better practices, promoting sustainable human and ocean well-being.
  • With these practices improve interoperability and facilitate training so broader global participation naturally evolves.
  • With this programme address many of the 14 recommendations put forward in our recent paper.

The full ‘Ocean Practices for the Decade’ proposal and founding consortium can be viewed here.                                                                                                                                                  


Members of the OBPS Steering Group are also collaborating on several other endorsed programmes, including ‘Coast Predict’ and ‘Ocean Observing Co-Design: Evolving Ocean Observing for a Sustainable Future’.  See the full list of endorsed Decade Programmes here.