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The Ocean Decade Heritage Network was established in 2019 with the broad purpose of raising awareness in the cultural heritage community about the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 and coordinating a targeted global response from the community to improve the integration of archaeology and cultural heritage management within the marine sciences during the Decade’s Preparatory (2018-2020) and Implementation Phases (2021-2030).

Our contention is not just “how can cultural heritage help deliver the Decade?” but “without cultural heritage, how can you deliver the Decade?”

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Ocean Decade Heritage Network seeks to

Raise awareness in the broader cultural heritage community about the Decade.

Provide a platform for information sharing regarding efforts about the Decade.

Facilitate contact and communication between archaeologists, cultural heritage specialists, marine scientists, and related stakeholders in the Preparatory (2018-2020) and Implementation Phases (2021-2030) of the Decade.

Encourage participation by archaeologists and cultural heritage specialists not only in international efforts but also in regional and national programmes inspired by the Decade.

Ensure that archaeologists and cultural heritage specialists, individually and through their own institutions and networks, are enabled to engage constructively with the marine sciences under the auspices of the Decade, and to make the best of the opportunity that the Decade presents in supporting interdisciplinary marine research.

The Ocean Decade Heritage Network was established in 2019 with the broad purpose of raising awareness in the cultural heritage community about the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 and coordinating a targeted global response from the community to improve the integration of archaeology and cultural heritage management within the marine sciences during the Decade’s Preparatory (2018-2020) and Implementation Phases (2021-2030).

Our contention is not just “how can cultural heritage help deliver the Decade?” but “without cultural heritage, how can you deliver the Decade?”

Ocean Decade Heritage Network seeks to​

We want to ensure that we raise awareness and are inclusive. We will share information on upcoming conferences and meetings,
network activities, projects, and resources. With your help and input, we aim to make information available through the network.

We want to ensure that we raise awareness and are inclusive. We will share information on upcoming conferences and meetings,
network activities, projects, and resources. With your help and input, we aim to make information available through the network.

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