Honorary Fellowship, Ocean Voices Programme, The Nippon Foundation & University of Edinburgh

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation


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.

Our work
The Ocean Voices programme is dedicated to enabling equitable outcomes in the UN Ocean Decade. We are guided by the voices and experiences of ocean-dependent communities around the world. The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UN Ocean Decade) launched in 2022 to galvanise global efforts to secure a future ocean that is accessible, healthy, productive, safe, sustainable and equitable by 2030. To be successful, capacity constraints must be addressed. This requires platforms where the voices of ocean-dependent communities can be heard, and pathways and policies to enable equitable partnerships and meet needs in the UN Ocean Decade.
PeriodOct 2022 → …
Held atUniversity of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational