The vision of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. 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. Proponents of endorsed Decade Actions will have the opportunity to join a highly visible, shared, global effort that builds on decades of achievement in ocean science. There will be opportunities to create new collaborations across disciplines, geographies and generations, as well as opportunities to access new sources of support.

Interested parties should complete and submit the relevant online "Request for Endorsement" before 15 january 2021. Decisions on endorsement under this Call will be made in the first quarter of 2021. If you are not yet ready to submit a full request, you can also register your initial ideas via this form and you will have the opportunity to let others working on similar issues. For submitting the online Request for Endorsement for a Decade Action:

A virtual session is planned to provide additional information on the Call for Decade Actions on the 6 November 2020 between 6h and 7.30h UTC. To register to the Q&A session please follow the following link:

For further information on the decade of action please visit:

News Posted on 22/10/2020