Our Decade Actions

Meet our Decade Actions

The following four Decade Actions are attached to the DCO for Ocean Data Sharing. Further information can be found at the links below and on their respective website. Each provides an example of best practice in ocean data sharing and management and are excellent resources for the Decade community.

Ocean Data 2030: Led by IODE, Ocean Data 2030 will develop an open-source data and information system that will link existing ocean information systems around the world, and enable more efficient discovery of data, information and knowledge products.

GEOTRACES: Led by the U.S. National Science Foundation (on behalf of the international partners), GEOTRACES is an international program designed to coordinate efforts and data regarding marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes (TEIs).

World Ocean Database Programme (WODP): Led by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), builds on IODE’s Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) and will enable National Oceanographic Data Centers worldwide and other digital repositories to (i) upload their oceanographic data into WOD and (ii) retrieve data in a uniform interoperable format; a value-added proposition. The vision is to achieve openly discoverable, accessible, and adaptable digital profile oceanographic data of known quality.

Digital innovation hand-in-hand with fisheries & ecosystem monitoring: Led by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FI) Division, the Fisheries and Environmental Atlas will use Open Data and Open Science to support fisheries and ecosystems scientific monitoring. It will include topical environmental maps and data for FAIR analysis.