Open Consultation

Dear colleagues,

We would like to thank the people who have already contributed insights and comments to the initial plan. We are now moving to the next step that foresees the implementation of the Programme.

After our February-August 2020 open consultation phase, it is now clear that we need a coordinated scientific effort for the next decade to solve the urgent problems and challenges of a “predicted coastal ocean” and to achieve some of the Sustainable Development Goals targets.

We have now a new, revised document and we are completing the formation of the steering and advisory committees that will help in the next months to present the programme to the UN Ocean Decade steering groups.

However we want to leave the consultation page open and ask you to continue to add signatures and comments to help us to find the correct direction of the Programme and to let us know who you are so that we can contact you in the future.

Best regards

The initial steering group