A Safe Ocean

A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards.

The ocean is immensely powerful. It is capable of devastating coastal communities, ocean users, ecosystems and economies. To mitigate the ocean’s hazards, make it safer and enhance community resilience, evenly distributed higher-density ocean data and reliable forecasting systems are urgently needed.

powerful ocean

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Coastal communities and ocean users, ocean ecosystems and blue economies are exposed to devastating, unsustainable impacts on land and at sea. The frequency and intensity of weather- and climate-related hazards are changing, which makes their impact even more extreme. Tools and processes for evaluating and mitigating priority risks, and formulating adaptive responses are needed. Higher-density ocean data and improved forecasting with data on sea level, marine weather, climate, etc. are needed on a scale from real time to decades in order to maximize safety on the coast and at sea and minimize risk. Linking this data feed to education, outreach and communication will inform policy and decision-making and mainstream resilience.

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.