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.

Upcoming Programs

Past Programs

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.