Calm ocean and sky. Photo credit: Hakai Institute

The Ocean Decade

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) ('the Ocean Decade') recognizes the current ocean sustainability crisis and calls for transformative ocean science to move us from ‘the Science We Need’ to the ‘Ocean We Want’. The aim of the Ocean Decade is to catalyze ocean science solutions for sustainable development, connecting people and our ocean. 

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Marine Life 2030

Marine Life 2030 is a program endorsed by the Ocean Decade to establish a globally coordinated system that delivers knowledge of ocean life to those who need it, promoting human well-being, sustainable development, and ocean conservation.

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The Kelp Node is emerging under the Northeast Pacific Biodiversity Action Network (BioActNet), an Ocean Decade endorsed project (2022-2030) under Marine Life 2030. BioActNet seeks to align transboundary knowledge networks to preserve biodiversity in an era of global change, recognizing its value to people and to the natural world. 

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