As described in the Ocean Decade Implementation Plan, a Decade Activity is a one-off standalone initiative (such as an event, a publication, a workshop, a conference, or a training opportunity) that contributes to a Decade programme or project or to one of the Ocean Decade Challenges.
For an event, workshop, publication, conference, training opportunity or other initiative planned for 2021, official endorsement as a Decade Activity can be requested..
To request endorsement for an Ocean Decade Activities and have it recognized as an official part of the Ocean Decade, an online form is to be completed with basic information on the Decade Activity including how it contributes to the Ocean Decade Challenges and aligns with the endorsement criteria contained in the Implementation Plan.
Only Decade Activities that have received official endorsement can use the Ocean Decade logo in their communications. Proponents of endorsed Decade Activities will need to comply with the Ocean Decade Branding Guidelines and provide a short report on the outcome of their Decade Activity.
Decisions on endorsement will start being made in early 2021. Due to the high volume of requests received, it may take up to 4 weeks to receive a response.