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Do you want to get involved in the Ocean Decade and play a key role within our global community? We are seeking candidates to join the new Ocean Decade Expert Roster!

IOC-UNESCO, 01.03.2022

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (‘Ocean Decade’) has launched a call for experts to join a new roster to assist the Decade Coordination Unit and IOC-UNESCO Secretariat with strategic, technical and review processes.

The Ocean Decade Expert Roster will have the three following roles: (i) input to strategic ambition and target setting for the Ocean Decade Challenges; (ii) input to the technical review of Decade programme and project submissions to inform the deliberations of the Ocean Decade Advisory Board, and the decisions on endorsement by the IOC Executive Secretary; and (iii) input to Decade review processes, including the State of the Decade reports and discussions during the Ocean Decade Conference series.

Registration is via self-nomination on a rolling basis. Registered individuals will be invited periodically to review and scoping processes. Once registered on the Expert Roster, they will be invited to participate in different activities and discussions around the three above mentioned roles throughout the life of the Ocean Decade. Expertise sought should align with the 10 Decade Challenges, as well as with co-design, partnership building and capacity development. Registration from SIDS, LDCs, Early Career Ocean Professionals and women are particularly encouraged.

For more information, please check the Terms of Reference for the Expert Roster here. You can also email us at oceandecade@unesco.org.

Interested individuals who would like to participate in the Expert Roster are kindly asked to join the Global Stakeholder Forum and access the online form in the take action section: https://forum.oceandecade.org/page/take-action

Please note that membership of the Expert Roster is on a voluntary basis and will not be remunerated.

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About the Ocean Decade:

Proclaimed in 2017 by the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (‘the Ocean Decade’) seeks to stimulate ocean science and knowledge generation to reverse the decline of the state of the ocean system and catalyse new opportunities for sustainable development of this massive marine ecosystem. The vision of the Ocean Decade is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. The Ocean Decade provides a convening framework for scientists and stakeholders from diverse sectors to develop the scientific knowledge and the partnerships needed to accelerate and harness advances in ocean science to achieve a better understanding of the ocean system, and deliver science-based solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The UN General Assembly mandated UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to coordinate the preparations and implementation of the Decade.

About the IOC of UNESCO:

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO promotes international cooperation in marine sciences to improve management of the ocean, coasts and marine resources. The IOC enables its 150 Member States to work together by coordinating programmes in capacity development, ocean observations and services, ocean science and tsunami warning. The work of the IOC contributes to the mission of UNESCO to promote the advancement of science and its applications to develop knowledge and capacity, key to economic and social progress, the basis of peace and sustainable development.