Welcome to Ocean Decade UK

We are the United Kingdom’s National Decade Committee, established to support the UN’s Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development on a national and local level, as well as internationally.


Our mission:

To amplify the UK’s collective voice in accelerating transformational ocean science to facilitate the delivery of clean, healthy and resilient, productive, predicted, safe, accessible, inspiring and engaging oceans and seas.


Our vision:

For the United Kingdom and its citizens, to support the implementation of the UN Ocean Decade, and help achieve “The Science we need for the Ocean we want by 2030.”

What is the UN Ocean Decade?

The United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade) is about creating and delivering transformative ocean science solutions, to tackle critical ocean issues, identified as 10 key challenges.  The Ocean holds the keys to an equitable and sustainable planet, and the UN Ocean Decade is a global framework connecting people and our Ocean, to reach 7 key outcomes within a 10 year timeframe.

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