2024 Ocean Decade Conference

2024 will mark the fourth year of implementation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Under the leadership of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the Ocean Decade has already galvanized thousands of partners around the world to start delivering the science we need for the ocean we want.

If you want to find out what should be the key areas for action over the next three to five years join the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference "Delivering the science we need for the ocean we want".

The conference will be hosted by the Government of Spain in Barcelona from 10 - 12 April 2024, will bring together the global Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate and take stock of progress, and set joint priorities for the future.

There are no registration fees to participate in the Conference; however, at the time of full registration, participants will be kindly asked to make a modest financial contribution to a travel fund to support travel for selected participants from Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries and Early Career Ocean Professionals. This contribution will not be compulsory but will be greatly appreciated and will help ensure that no one is left behind in the Ocean Decade!

Pre-registration deadline extended until 30 October 2023.