How UK research can contribute to the UN Ocean Decade

08 Jun 2021

In October 2020 the Royal Society Global Environmental Research Committee (GERC) hosted a workshop to scope and prioritise UK research contributions to the UN Ocean Decade. The four priority research areas emerged as:

  • Connecting the deep sea to society to support sustainable development
  • Accelerating participatory solutions to the rapid changes facing coral coast ecosystems¬†and dependent communities
  • Improving our capacity to understand and predict sea level rise and its extremes to enable sustainable adaptation
  • Understanding, forewarning and mitigating the impacts of multiple pressures on marine ecosystems and the services they provide

Both the summary and detailed workshop reports can be found here.