Ocean Decade Research Programme on the Maritime Acoustic Environment

How to Apply

Interested in submitting your project or contribution for endorsement by the UN Ocean Decade?

Calls for Actions occur twice a year. The seventh call is currently open Follow the link for the online application on the Ocean Decade website:


The site includes information and links to the Guidance and Implementation plan. Submitted Actions (such as Projects) can be hosted by Programmes after endorsement, including the OD-MAE. In the online application, select “12. Ocean Decade Research Programme on the Maritime Acoustic Environment,” to be considered for placement within this Programme.

OD MAE is interested in receiving any proposals that address research, standards, tools/ technology, and training/capacity-building for the advancement of and use of underwater acoustics knowledge. All geographical areas are welcome!


The OD MAE addresses most of the 10 challenges of the Ocean Decade. These include:

8 Create a Digital Representation of the Ocean

4 Develop a Sustainable and Equitable Ocean Economy

7 Expand the Global Ocean Observing System

6 Increase community resilience to ocean hazards

2 Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity

1 Understand and beat marine pollution

5 Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change