The SeaCleaners, technical and scientific partner of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development
18 June 2021
The SeaCleaners is proud to have been recognised as a full organisation by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, which is coordinating the Decade (2021-2030).
In this context, we are committed to becoming a full-fledged player in this huge drive for the ocean. How can we do this?
- By building the Manta, a grounbreaking ocean cleaning catamaran
- By deploying the Mobula 8, a small multi-purpose clean-up boat
- By contributing, thanks to the principle of open data applied to the work carried out by our Science Unit, to enriching “the science we need for the ocean we want”.
An active technical and scientific partner! In addition, over the next ten years, we will be carrying out public awareness and international cooperation projects with countries in South-East Asia, among others. Mobilisations all over the world in order to contribute, on our own scale, to the implementation of solutions to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14.
Proclaimed in December 2017 at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the official launch of the Decade took place on 1 June 2021.
Supporting efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and creating 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 building, maritime spatial planning and marine risk reduction to improve the management of ocean and coastal resources. The aim is also to encourage the scientific community, citizens and policy makers to change their thinking in order to bring about real change.
The six societal goals to be achieved are :
- A safe ocean
- A productive and sustainably used ocean
- A transparent and accessible ocean
- A clean ocean
- A healthy and resilient ocean
- A predictable ocean
Over the next ten years, the aim is to coordinate programmes of research, observation systems, capacity building, maritime spatial planning and marine risk reduction to improve the management of ocean and coastal resources. The aim is also to encourage the scientific community, the public and policy makers to change their thinking in order to bring about real change.
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 oceans, seas and marine resources.
In this context, the International Scientific Advisory Board of The SeaCleaners is fully justified. 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 the major themes of study relating to marine plastic pollution.
For more information, please visit: https://oceandecade.org/