Three years after the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference will take place in the coastal city of Barcelona. This global event will bring together the Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate achievements and set joint priorities for the future of the Decade.

Hosted by Spain and co-organized with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), the event involves the following core partners: Government of Catalonia, the Barcelona City Council through the Barcelona Capital Náutica Foundation, and the Spanish National Ocean Decade Committee, which is led by the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Spanish Research Council (CSIC).

The 2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference will take place on 10-12 April 2024 and will be preceded by two days of related events, including Satellite Events led by partners, on the 8 and 9 April 2024.

If you are interested in applying for a Satellite Event before or during the Conference, please first read the Satellite Event Guidance Note and then fill in the form below before the 30 October 2023. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, so the sooner you submit your application the better!

To help you in the process, PDF and Word versions of the application form can be downloaded here.

For any questions please contact