UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Programs
Peace Boat US is proud to be a recognized contributor to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development through our Youth for the SDGs programs and other ocean-related initiatives.
Youth for the SDGs Programs
Endorsed by IOC UNESCO, our programs create experiential learning opportunities for youth activists and community leaders from around the world who are advocating for the SDGs. These programs are conducted 2-4 times per year onboard Peace Boat.
UN World Oceans Day
Peace Boat US organizes many events around World Oceans Day, recognized annually on June 8. Recent activities include.
- Peace Boat US joins 2023 UN World Oceans Day to promote our Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing
- 2022 World Oceans Week Report
- Celebrating UN World Oceans Day 2021!
- UN World Oceans Day 2020: Youth Engagement for Ocean and Climate Action
- United Nations World Oceans Day 2019 – celebrating onboard Peace Boat
UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) Collaboration
Since 2020, Peace Boat US has been collaborating with DOALOS to support the Friends of UN World Oceans Day Working Group coordination.
Water Quality Testing Initiative
Through partnership with EarthEcho International, Youth for the SDGs participants are provided water testing kits which they use in ports of call to test PH levels, temperature, turbidity, and oxygen levels in water samples. The water testing kits create a valuable opportunity for young people to participate in citizen science through monitoring of ocean conditions and providing important data to the Oceanographic Data Exchange.
What is the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development?
The “Ocean Decade” is a unique 10-year, global cooperative program to expand scientific partnerships to support science, ocean management, and sustainable development implemented by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC UNESCO). The ocean science community – including civil society, governments, academic and private sectors – is working together to build new and stronger partnerships to achieve this ambitious goal.