Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions

The Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS) is an Ocean Visions program endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. GEOS seeks to accelerate collaboration across multiple sectors and geographies to help build a globally distributed community of diverse sectors, interests, and geographies working to deliver more effective and durable global ocean-based solutions. 

What is the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development?

The United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be held from 2021 to 2030. The Decade aims to provide a common framework to ensure that ocean sciences can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the ocean and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Decade provides an excellent opportunity to create new collaborations, across the science-policy interface, to build transformative new solutions for our oceans and coasts for the benefit of humanity.

GEOS Initiatives

  • Ocean-Climate Innovation Hubs: GEOS is supporting the development of a network of Ocean-Climate Innovation Hubs to advance inclusive, multidisciplinary collaborations to develop and test viable and equitable solutions to the interlocking ocean-climate crisis.

  • UN Ocean Decade Endorsed Projects: GEOS hosts UN Ocean Decade projects focused on developing innovative ocean-climate solutions around the world and seeks to amplify their impact through collaborative strategies.


For more information, please contact Ocean Visions Director of International Partnerships Leonardo Valenzuela Pérez.