The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth and central to the survival of nature and humankind. But the ocean is also under massive threat. Now, more than ever, science and research are being called upon to join forces with policymakers, society and economic actors to protect and sustainably manage the ocean. To achieve this vision, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2021 to 2030 as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – the "Ocean Decade".

A prominent virtual opening on the 1st of June 2021 marks the official start of the series of events that will make up the re-structured First International Ocean Decade Conference. Engage with world leaders and other stakeholders from diverse stakeholder groups including science, industry, UN agencies, philanthropy, governments, NGOs, civil society and community leaders, media, and arts and humanities.

For more information, please see OceanDecade-conference.com