Our mission

People, partnerships and policies will determine the outcome of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The Nippon Foundation-University of Edinburgh Ocean Voices programme is a new ocean science diplomacy initiative dedicated to building capacity and connecting the voices of ocean-dependent people to ocean science and policy in the UN Decade and beyond. Without targeted support for capacity building, global goals to secure a future ocean that is accessible, healthy, productive and equitable by 2030 will be impossible to achieve.

Image credits clockwise (from above): Merr Watson/Ocean Image Bank; Renata Romeo/Ocean Image Bank; Erik Lukas/Ocean Image Bank

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We want to grow a diverse, global community of people to build a sustainable and equitable future for our oceans.

We will be sharing opportunities soon but in the meantime we welcome enquiries.

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Updates, stories and features from our Ocean Voices community.

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From the UN Ocean Decade, to capacity building, to science-policy interface; find out what conversations are inspiring Ocean Voices to work towards a sustainable ocean. 

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UN Ocean Decade

Ocean Voices has been officially endorsed by the United Nations as a scheme supporting the objectives of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

Find out more about the UN Ocean Decade.