Ocean Decade

In December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly declared the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade) would be held from 2021 to 2030, led by the Intergovernmental Ocean Commission of UNESCO.

The Ocean Decade provides a common framework for countries to include ocean science in their efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.



The Tula Foundation’s Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific will make the Ocean Decade a success by providing support for:

  • co-design and co-production of scientific projects
  • identifying collaboration opportunities and connecting to global programmes
  • engaging scientists, knowledge-holders, students, policy-makers and decision-makers, industry groups and community members
  • technical and scientific capacities to support Decade Actions

The Ocean Decade provides a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to create a new foundation across the science-policy interface to strengthen the management of our oceans and coasts for the benefit of humanity.

Map of the Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific's region.
Map of the Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific's region.


Visit the Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific website:

Ocean Decade Website