Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
The Ocean Decade
This “Ocean Decade” focuses the world’s attention on the science and partnerships we need to make the future of the ocean healthy, productive, and sustainable for the benefit of society.
Outcomes for Societal Benefit
NOAA and the Ocean Decade
NOAA’s work directly supports the Ocean Decade with science and services designed to achieve these seven outcomes to achieve a healthy blue economy for an equitable and sustainable planet. NOAA mission areas are well reflected in collaborative Ocean Decade actions endorsed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC).
NOAA works with the U.S. National Committee for the Ocean Decade and the Interagency Working Group for the Ocean Decade to ensure the breadth of America’s expertise can contribute.
U.S. National Committee for the Ocean Decade
Bringing the Ocean Decade home
The world is connected by one global ocean, and the advancement of ocean science in the U.S. creates a ripple effect across local, regional, national and global scales. The Ocean Decade also presents a tremendous opportunity for the U.S. to shape the future of ocean and coastal science, technology and sustainable development over the next ten years and beyond. Domestic and international partnerships enable the U.S. to achieve its goals of safeguarding human health, tackling climate change, ensuring coastal resilience and promoting economic prosperity, while contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.