Mission & Vision

Oceanprediction DCC is a cross-cutting structure of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, with the goal of promoting collaboration towards "a predicted ocean", one of the trasnformative outcomes of the Decade.  OceanPrediction DCC will serve to foster a clean, healthy, productive, predicted, safe, accessible and inspiring ocean. 

Serving the UN Ocean Decade

Towards a predicted Ocean

The OceanPrediction Decade Collaborative Centre (OceanPrediction DCC), hosted by Mercator Ocean international, is a cross-cutting structure working at the global scale to promote collaboration between Decade Actions and key actors to achieve a predicted Ocean in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO). 

Co-designing to deliver as one

Connecting the world around Ocean prediction


A Decade Collaborative Centre based on two pillars

A Global Community  

Serving as a backbone collaboration structure and giving a collective voice to the ocean prediction community. This community is organised in Regional Teams and around a communication and collaboration hub, focusing and optimising individual efforts on achieving the collective goals of the Ocean Decade related to Ocean Forecasting. 

A Global Community

A Global Technical Framework

Working on the co-design and implementation, in collaboration with Ocean Decade actions and other relevant actors, of a new scenario for ocean forecasting based on interoperability and a shared architecture to ‘deliver as one’, leveraging the coming innovations derived from the digital twining concept. 

A Global Technical Framework

Integrating the efforts of different stakeholders

A Global Platform

The OceanPrediction DCC is providing a global platform for all stakeholders engaged, enabling interactive dialogue and innovation with regard to ocean prediction and digital ocean solutions, to contribute to the success of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).