The Ocean Decade Heritage Network has the dual aims 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 (2018-20) and Implementation Phases (2021-30).
We want to ensure that in raising awareness about the Decade and related activities, we are inclusive. Through this website and other social media, we will share information on upcoming conferences and meetings, network activities, projects, and resources. With your help and input, we aim to make this information available and accessible through the network.
As a recognised partner of the Decade, we are coordinating a targeted global response through chairing the Decade Action Cultural Heritage Network Programme – currently the only Action that addresses cultural heritage.
Our contention is not just “how can cultural heritage help deliver the Decade?” but “without cultural heritage, how can you deliver the Decade?”