The SeaCleaners joins the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
At our level, we are proud to become a full-fledged player in this immense momentum for the ocean. How do we do this? By contributing, thanks to the principle of Open Data applied to the data and knowledge resulting from the work of our Science Pole, to enriching “The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want”.
Proclaimed in December 2017 at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the official launch of the Decade will take place from 31 May to 2 June 2021, in Berlin. UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has been charged with developing its implementation.
Supporting efforts to reverse the cycle of declining ocean health and create better conditions for the sustainable development of the ocean, seas and coasts is the main objective of the Decade.
Over the next ten years, the aim is to coordinate programmes of research, observation systems, capacity development, marine spatial planning and marine risk reduction to improve the management of ocean and coastal zone resources. The aim is also to encourage the scientific community, the public and policy-makers to change their way of thinking with a view to achieving real change.
The six societal objectives to be achieved are as follows:
- A safe ocean
- A sustainably harvested ocean ensuring the provision of food supply
- A transparent ocean with open access to data, information and technologies
- A clean ocean
- A healthy and resilient ocean
- A predictable ocean
The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 for the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean, seas and marine resources.
In this context, the International Scientific Advisory Board of The SeaCleaners finds all its legitimacy. It reflects the association’s desire to implement a rigorous scientific approach in order to gather the knowledge necessary for our projects. This provides the international scientific community with a valuable opportunity to collect quality data on major research topics related to marine plastic pollution.
For more information, please visit: https://oceandecade.org/.