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Ocean Decade launches new Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021

Date: 15 October 2021

The new Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021 is an open invitation for partners from around the world to request endorsement for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision.

The vision of the Ocean Decade is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. The Ocean Decade provides a convening framework for scientists and stakeholders from diverse sectors to develop the scientific knowledge and the partnerships needed to accelerate and harness advances in ocean science to achieve a better understanding of the ocean system, and deliver science-based solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

To achieve the Ocean Decade vision, a wide range of partners will implement endorsed Decade Actions in the form of programmes, projects or activities over the next ten years.

The Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021, the second of a series that will be launched every 6 months as part of the Ocean Decade, will focus on Decade programmes that address priority issues including marine pollution, multiple stressors on marine ecosystems or the ocean-climate nexus.

The Call will also solicit Projects that could form part of one of the 23 already endorsed Decade Programmes participating in the Call for Decade Actions, as well as Projects seeking funding as part of the joint Ocean Decade – AXA Research Fund “Towards more resilient coastal livelihood” and the joint Ocean Decade – MeerWissen Initiative for African-German Marine Partnerships “Nature Based Solutions in Africa”.

The Call will also invite proposals for Decade Contributions of in-kind or financial resources to support Ocean Decade coordination and Action costs.

Each part of the Call has its own submission form and deadlines so attention is recommended to avoid errors and delays in the processing of requests for endorsement.

All information and documentation about the Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021 is available through the Global Stakeholder Forum, via this link.

Registration on the Global Stakeholder Forum

Interested Decade Action proponents must register on the Ocean Decade Global Stakeholder Forum in order to access the documentation or submit a request for endorsement.

Registration is via https://forum.oceandecade.org 

Need more information?

All applicants are strongly encouraged to consult the Call documentation which is posted here.

Applicants are also invited to attend one of the following Information Sessions where they will have an opportunity to ask questions to the Decade Coordination Unit:

20 October 2021 from 17.00 – 18.30h CEST

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21 October 2021 from 8.30h – 10.00h CEST

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For more information, please contact:

oceandecade@unesco.org (please add “Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021” in subject line)

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