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EMODnet as a UN Ocean Decade Implementing Partner

EMODnet as a UN Ocean Decade Implementing Partner

Supporting Ocean Decade data and information sharing initiatives and working towards the implementation of the Decade’s Data and Information Strategy

EMODnet was officially endorsed as a Decade Implementing Partner (DIP) of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021–2030 (Ocean Decade) in March 2023. As a DIP, EMODnet strives to contribute to the establishment of a Global Marine Data framework, and to enhance and consolidate its engagement to the Ocean Decade.

The EMOD-network of partners, collaborators and experts are committed to supporting the Ocean Decade on a number of actions and initiatives to promote the findability, transparency, accessibility and interoperability of Ocean data and information, essential to underpin the generation of knowledge we need to achieve sustainable Ocean management at local, regional and global levels.

EMODnet is already a key contributor to the UN Ocean Decade in diverse ways, and devotes to continuously contributing across a number of actions and initiatives from the governance and service provision to interoperability of the developing global ocean data ecosystem. EMODnet is represented in several UN Ocean Decade Actions/Instruments and contributes to demonstrations and training activities in relation to ocean data and information stewardship.

In particular, EMODnet provides support to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC ) of International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE ) by supporting the IOC OceanInfoHub (OIH ) project as technical advisor, and the Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) developments at strategic and implementation level.

To help coordinate and strengthen its support to the Decade, EMODnet has set up an internal group "EMODnet for the Ocean Decade Coordination and Implementation Group" (E4OD-CIG). As a Decade Implementing Partner, EMODnet will give high impetus to the E4OD-CIG to further connect, consolidate and strategically plan EMODnet’s increasing and diversifying contributions to the UN Ocean Decade. EMODnet aims to leverage its capacities and resources in an even more dedicated and coordinated way, in alignment with other Ocean Decade Actions.


Decade of Ocean Science