People depend on biodiversity —the heart of healthy ecosystems… yet biodiversity is the missing link in marine observing

Marine Life 2030 is a program endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Ocean Decade) to establish a globally coordinated system that delivers knowledge of ocean life to those who need it, promoting human well-being, sustainable development, and ocean conservation.

Want to learn more about ML2030? Check out this recording from the AIR Centre hosted “Marine Biodiversity Networking Fridays.” This session, MBON and the organization of a global community for the Ocean Decade: Priorities, benefits, and co-design strategies, engaged participants from 57 countries in the design of the Marine Life 2030 Ocean Decade program, including a request to contribute to the leadership of themes and tasks.

Our Partners

Academic Partners

University of South Florida
University of Porto
Hokkaido University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Nord University
St. George’s University
University of the West Indies
University of the South Pacific
University of the Ryukyus
University of Malaya
University of Gothenburg
Tara Oceans Consortium
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Institute of Coastal Research
National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Global Seaweeds Coastal Futures
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of Alabama Huntsville
University of California Merced
Oregon State University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Maine
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Northeastern University
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
University of Miami
University of Washington
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MPI for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstr. 1, D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
University of Edinburgh
Lehigh University
National Oceanography Centre

International Governmental Organization Partners

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
GEO Blue Planet Secretariat
UNESCO IOC Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS)

Non-Governmental Organization Partners

AIR Centre – Atlantic International Research Centre
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Migramar
Ocean Data Platform
REV Ocean
Schmidt Ocean Institute
Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
CORDIO East Africa
Fundacion La Salle de Ciencias Naturales de Venezuela (FLASA)
PLANETA OCEANO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL)
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC)
Ocean Tracking Network
YogaRama
European Marine Board ivzw
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)
European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Lenfest Ocean Program
SOOS International Project Office
European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory
The Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD
National Geographic Society Deep-Sea Research Project
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (IOOS/GCOOS)
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCOOS/IOOS/Scripps IO)
ANGARI Foundation, Inc.
International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO)
European Global Ocean Observing System
Deep Blue Environmental Association
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
Reef Life Survey Foundation
The Hakai Institute
Tara Ocean Foundation (TOF)
Marine Biological Association (MBA)

National Government Partners

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
INVEMAR
Instituto del Mar de Peru / IMARPE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA
US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
CSIRO, Australia
European Commission
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Urchinomics
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)

Private Sector Partners

Instituto de Fomento Pesquero
Saildrone, Inc.
Kongsberg Maritime
Seabird, Inc
Mer – Marine and Environmental Research Lab, Ltd
Global Oceans
Group CLS
Sequoia Scientific, Inc.
IEEE France / FourBridges

Project Representatives

OBIS Brazil Node
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)
Smithsonian MarineGEO
Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)
AtlantECO Consortium
COVERAGE project

Academic Partners

University of South Florida
University of Porto
Hokkaido University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Nord University
St. George’s University
University of the West Indies
University of the South Pacific
University of the Ryukyus
University of Malaya
University of Gothenburg
Tara Oceans Consortium
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Institute of Coastal Research
National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Global Seaweeds Coastal Futures
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of Alabama Huntsville
University of California Merced
Oregon State University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Maine
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Northeastern University
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
University of Miami
University of Washington
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MPI for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstr. 1, D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
University of Edinburgh
Lehigh University
National Oceanography Centre

International Governmental Organization Partners

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
GEO Blue Planet Secretariat
UNESCO IOC Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS)

Non-Governmental Organization Partners

AIR Centre – Atlantic International Research Centre
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Migramar
Ocean Data Platform
REV Ocean
Schmidt Ocean Institute
Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
CORDIO East Africa
Fundacion La Salle de Ciencias Naturales de Venezuela (FLASA)
PLANETA OCEANO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL)
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC)
Ocean Tracking Network
YogaRama
European Marine Board ivzw
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)
European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Lenfest Ocean Program
SOOS International Project Office
European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory
The Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD
National Geographic Society Deep-Sea Research Project
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (IOOS/GCOOS)
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCOOS/IOOS/Scripps IO)
ANGARI Foundation, Inc.
International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO)
European Global Ocean Observing System
Deep Blue Environmental Association
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
Reef Life Survey Foundation
The Hakai Institute
Tara Ocean Foundation (TOF)
Marine Biological Association (MBA)

National Government Partners

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
INVEMAR
Instituto del Mar de Peru / IMARPE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA
US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
CSIRO, Australia
European Commission
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Urchinomics
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)

Private Sector Partners

Instituto de Fomento Pesquero
Saildrone, Inc.
Kongsberg Maritime
Seabird, Inc
Mer – Marine and Environmental Research Lab, Ltd
Global Oceans
Group CLS
Sequoia Scientific, Inc.
IEEE France / FourBridges

Project Representatives

OBIS Brazil Node
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)
Smithsonian MarineGEO
Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)
AtlantECO Consortium
COVERAGE project

Academic Partners

University of South Florida
University of Porto
Hokkaido University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Nord University
St. George’s University
University of the West Indies
University of the South Pacific
University of the Ryukyus
University of Malaya
University of Gothenburg
Tara Oceans Consortium
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Institute of Coastal Research
National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Global Seaweeds Coastal Futures
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of Alabama Huntsville
University of California Merced
Oregon State University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Maine
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Northeastern University
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
University of Miami
University of Washington
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MPI for Marine Microbiology, Celsiusstr. 1, D-28359 Bremen, Germany
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
University of Edinburgh
Lehigh University
National Oceanography Centre

International Governmental Organization Partners

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
GEO Blue Planet Secretariat
UNESCO IOC Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS)

Non-Governmental Organization Partners

AIR Centre – Atlantic International Research Centre
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
Migramar
Ocean Data Platform
REV Ocean
Schmidt Ocean Institute
Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
CORDIO East Africa
Fundacion La Salle de Ciencias Naturales de Venezuela (FLASA)
PLANETA OCEANO
Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL)
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC)
Ocean Tracking Network
YogaRama
European Marine Board ivzw
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)
European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Lenfest Ocean Program
SOOS International Project Office
European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory
The Association for Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD
National Geographic Society Deep-Sea Research Project
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (IOOS/GCOOS)
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCOOS/IOOS/Scripps IO)
ANGARI Foundation, Inc.
International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO)
European Global Ocean Observing System
Deep Blue Environmental Association
Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
Reef Life Survey Foundation
The Hakai Institute
Tara Ocean Foundation (TOF)
Marine Biological Association (MBA)

National Government Partners

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
INVEMAR
Instituto del Mar de Peru / IMARPE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NOAA
US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
CSIRO, Australia
European Commission
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI)
Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Urchinomics
Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum
National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)

Private Sector Partners

Instituto de Fomento Pesquero
Saildrone, Inc.
Kongsberg Maritime
Seabird, Inc
Mer – Marine and Environmental Research Lab, Ltd
Global Oceans
Group CLS
Sequoia Scientific, Inc.
IEEE France / FourBridges

Project Representatives

OBIS Brazil Node
Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON)
Smithsonian MarineGEO
Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON)
AtlantECO Consortium
COVERAGE project