Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposed Decade Action for endorsement! 

Via this Call for Decade Actions, partners are invited to request endorsement under the Ocean Decade for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision of ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. This Call for Decade Actions, which is the first of series to be launched as part of the Ocean Decade, focuses specifically on: 

  1. Large-scale, multi-country, transformative Decade programmes; and
  2. Large-scale contributions of in-kind or financial resources for Decade Actions, or support to the coordination functions of the Ocean Decade through provision of in-kind and/or financial resources, and/or hosting of a Decade Collaborative Centre / Coordination Office.
Programmes or contributions that will enhance the sustainability of ocean science, including infrastructure or individual or institutional capacity, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic are welcome in response to this call.

Please click here to obtain a PDF version of this form. It should be only used for reference. Only forms submitted via this survey monkey platform will be accepted.

Interested parties should complete and submit the Request for Endorsement for before 15 January 2021. Decisions on endorsement under this Call will be made in the first quarter of 2021. Further information on the call can be obtained by contacting 

Please note that initiatives proposed by United Nations entities are subject to a separate process that involves registration of their Decade Actions. Further details on that process can be obtained by contacting the IOC Secretariat. 

Before starting we strongly encourage you to read the materials in the Resources page dedicated to the Call for Decade Actions.
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