The ocean is central to the functioning of the planet and human well-being, but ongoing depletion, disruption, and pollution threaten its future.  From 2021-2030, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will focus scientific initiatives across the globe on the science needed to ensure sustainable use of ocean resources and long-term ocean health.  The U.S. National Committee for the Ocean Decade will encourage participation and serve as a communication channel for the U.S. ocean science com­munity throughout this international effort.  

Ocean Exploration Trust is a Nexus Member of the Ocean Decade U.S. Nexus, a group of organizations based in the United States contributing to and disseminating news about U.S. efforts during the Decade.