It’s Action Time!

Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023 is open until 31 August.

The vision of the Ocean Decade is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’.

The Ocean Decade provides a convening framework for diverse sectors from around the world co-design and co-deliver the scientific knowledge and the partnerships needed to achieve a better understanding of the ocean system, and deliver science-based solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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 eight years.

You are invited to contribute to that vision by requesting endorsement for transformative Decade Actions via Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023.

Please note that to access the Call documentation and submit your Action, you will need to be a member of the Ocean Decade Network. We encourage you to join the Network as soon as possible!

This Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023, which is the fifth of a series that will be launched every 6 months as part of the Ocean Decade, focuses specifically on:


Decade Programmes

The Call focuses on programmes contributing to Ocean Decade Challenge 1 – Marine Pollution and Challenge 2 – Ecosystem Restoration and Management.

Programmes that contribute primarily to other Ocean Decade Challenges will be able to complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form and will be advised on their suitability to submit a proposal to the current Call.



Decade Projects

The Call is soliciting initiatives that have synergies with one of the 18 endorsed Decade Programmes that have indicated that they are ready to solicit projects under the current Call.

Please see the Guidance Note for Applicants which is available on the Take Action! page of the Ocean Decade Network for the full list.



Decade Contributions

In-kind or financial resources to support Ocean Decade coordination or Action costs are welcomed on a rolling basis. This Call is focusing on Contributions to support the creation of new coordination structures in the form of Decade Collaborative Centres and/or Decade Coordination Offices related to: (i) Marine Pollution, (ii) Ecosystem Restoration and Management, and (iii) Sustainable Blue Food.

Each part of the Call has its own submission form and deadline so please read the documentation carefully!


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:

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

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