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Our Vision

  • Connecting global blue carbon experts

  • Deepening understanding of the ocean-climate relationship to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

  • Acknowledging broader ecosystem roles to address climate responses while supporting both people and biodiversity.

  • Producing innovative outcomes across estuarine, coastal, and open ocean environments

  • Promoting nature-based Solutions

  • Effectively communicating and delivering outputs to policymakers and communities.


GO-BC contributes to the UN's Global Decade Outcomes, Challenges and Key Sustainable Development Goals through:



GO-BC codesigns and implements new blue carbon research to promote Nature-based Solutions for better ocean sustainability. The GO-BC Science Technical Working group shapes and guides the direction of new and emerging blue carbon research.


Capacity building

GO-BC coordinates capacity building in blue carbon science across the globe, to build and enhance technical science capacity.



Collaboration is at the heart of GO-BC, enhancing global to regional collaborative efforts by facilitating communication between stakeholders at all levels. Regional hubs act as focal points for collaborations across the globe.


Policy support

We communicate scientific outputs to policy makers and communities clearly and effectively, to ensure that new blue carbon science is being utilised to its fullest extent.

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Ocean Decade Challenges for Collective Impact

Which Ocean Decade challenges will GO-BC address?

Challenge 2

Understand the effects of multiple stressors on ocean ecosystems, and develop solutions to monitor, protect, manage and restore ecosystems and their biodiversity under changing environmental, social and climate conditions.

Challenge 5

Enhance understanding of the ocean-climate nexus and generate knowledge and solutions to mitigate, adapt and build resilience to the effects of climate change across all geographies and at all scales and to improve services including predictions for the ocean, climate and weather.

Challenge 10

Ensure that the multiple values and services of the ocean for human wellbeing, culture and sustainable development are widely understood, and identify and overcome barriers to behaviour change required for a step change in humanity's relationship with the ocean.


GO-BC team and collaborators

The international partnership GO-BC connects scientists from around the world to share ideas to mitigate and adapt to the global climate crisis. Find out more about the GO-BC network below.

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