On the UN World Oceans Day, 8th June 2023, it was announced that Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) will host a new Decade Collaborative Centre for the Southern Ocean Region (DCC-SOR). The EPB is happy to be part of this initiative.
A new Decade Collaborative Centre for the Southern Ocean Region (DCC-SOR) joins the global ecosystem of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’). The announcement comes as part of a collection of newly endorsed Decade Actions to celebrate the 2023 UN World Oceans Day.
The DCC-SOR will be key in coordinating international efforts to protect and conserve the Southern Ocean. It will be hosted by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) – an international organisation coordinating scientific research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region, and advising policymakers. A long-standing partner of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), SCAR coordinated with the Southern Ocean Task Force the Southern Ocean Action Plan – a framework for Southern Ocean stakeholders to develop tangible actions to support the Ocean Decade.
Read the full announcement here: