Key messages

Key messages from the Ocean Decade Implementation Plan

  • "In its present state of development, ocean science is largely competent for diagnosing problems"

  • "The capacity of science to offer systematic solutions to issues of sustainability needs a massive upgrade"
  • "The Implementation Plan for the Decade presents a number of directions for research and development"
  • "The focus of the Decade is on science because it can inform us what needs to be done and how"
  • "We also need to find out who has to do what"