A Productive Ocean

A productive ocean where global food supply, source of livelihood and societal needs are sustainably managed.

The ocean’s bounty yields both food and energy. A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensures the provision of global invaluable food supply. Rebuilding wild fish stocks, protecting biodiversity and comprehensive fishery management will safeguard the ocean-based food supply. The ocean is also a source of livelihood. Knowledge and tools are essential for rebuilding wild fish stocks and implementing comprehensive, sustainable fishery management to achieve productive fish stocks while protecting the biodiversity and ecosystems those stocks rely on to thrive and the livelihoods many depend upon.

Ocean bounty

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Other stakeholders worldwide depend on the ocean as well. The private and public sectors share the goal of developing a sustainable blue economy but have widely different priorities. The energy industry in particular needs extensive knowledge and support, including safe and sustainable thresholds for economic operations in the ocean, to achieve innovation, technological development – and a sustainably productive ocean.

OCEAN DECADE LABORATORIES

7 – 8 JULY 2021

AN INSPIRING AND ENGAGING OCEAN

An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean.

15 – 17 SEPTEMBER 2021

A PREDICTED OCEAN

A predicted ocean where society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions.

17 – 19 NOVEMBER 2021

A CLEAN OCEAN

A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and removed.

22 – 24 FEBRUARY 2022

A PRODUCTIVE OCEAN

A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensuring the provision of food supply.

9 – 11 MARCH 2022

A HEALTHY AND RESILIENT OCEAN

A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are mapped and protected.

5 – 7 APRIL 2022

A SAFE OCEAN

A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards.

10 – 12 MAY 2022

AN ACCESSIBLE OCEAN

An accessible and transparent ocean with open access to data, information and technologies.