The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) in Germany
The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want.
The ocean covers 70 percent of our blue planet and plays a central role in our lives: It regulates the climate, provides the air we breathe and the water we need for all life on Earth. The ocean provides transportation routes for goods, gives us food, raw materials, and renewable energy. It is home to a fascinating, diverse array of flora and fauna and provides us with recreation. Yet we exploit the sea, destroy its ecosystems, or abuse it as a dumping ground.
The Ocean Decade is a global campaign initiated by the United Nations with the goal of working together to shape the ocean we need for the future: healthy, full of life, with protected areas, but also managed sustainably. Science-based solutions are to be developed and implemented for the ocean's most pressing problems. However, this enormous task requires not only marine research but also supporters from all sectors of society.
The UN Decade of Oceans is supported in Germany by the National Ocean Decade Committee (ODK). The ODK is actively building a network of actors from society, science and industry, informs about projects and programs and provides important impulses for the implementation of the goals of the Decade.
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Network partners of the Ocean Decade
Institutions contributing to ocean research in Germany
Organizations that promote sustainable ocean stewardship in a variety of ways
Companies committed to the protection of the ocean and the sustainable use of marine resources
Institutions that operate in several areas