Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions
The Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions (OV-UN DCC) leads and supports processes to co-design, develop, test, and ultimately help deliver scalable and equitable ocean-based solutions to mitigate and reverse the effects of climate change.
The Center’s work contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by leveraging the framework of the UN Ocean Decade to extend and strengthen a focus on ocean-based climate solutions and innovation. The Center will pursue, among other things:
- Supporting ocean-climate innovations and solutions
- Focused ocean-climate solutions research collaborations
- Education, outreach and capacity building specifically tied to the core objectives
- Advancing international collaboration and policy frameworks for development and deployment of ocean-based climate solutions
Learn more in the strategic plan.
Partnership for Ocean Health
The Georgia Aquarium (GAI) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), two of the co-founders of Ocean Visions, have provided critical support for the establishment of the Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions.
The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
In 2017 the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade provides a global framework to ensure that ocean sciences fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the ocean and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.