7th Our Ocean Conference 2022

Date: 13-14 April 2022

Co-host: The Republic of Palau and the United States

The Conference will be a key moment for countries, civil society, and industry to commit to concrete and significant actions to protect the ocean. Throughout the six previous conferences, participants have made more than 1,400 commitments worth approximately $91.4 billion and protected at least five million square miles of ocean.

The Conference will begin at 08:30 Koror Time (GMT +9) on April 13, and the livestream can be accessed on this page. Additional information – including the schedule, speakers, participants, and areas of actions – is available above and below.

Areas of action

The ocean gives us life. We rely on it for food, livelihoods, climate resilience and recreation. Ensuring the longevity of our planet’s life force requires decisive and collective action.

Our Ocean will focus on six Areas of Action, convening partners from across the globe to identify solutions to manage marine resources, increase the ocean’s resilience to climate change and safeguard its health for generations to come.


Commitments to deliver bold, measurable and impactful actions promoting and protecting ocean health are at the heart of Our Ocean. To date, there have been over a thousand commitments from governments, civil society and businesses in over 70 countries.

Our Ocean will continue to encourage partnerships and commitments and report on the progress and successes of commitments from previous years.

Side Events

Date: April 14 April 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location: Palau Community College

Title: Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Islands: From Local to Global Scales

Host: Pacific Islands and Territories Ocean Acidification (PI-TOA) regional hub

Location: Side Event Room 11 – Dort Conference Room


Global ocean acidification (OA) results in local repercussions. The Pacific Islands region is susceptible to OA because communities’ livelihoods are tied to thriving coastal ecosystems. This side event highlights the multi-scale model implemented, with support from The Ocean Foundation and the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration, in the Pacific Islands region to tackle OA. A local, collaborative training center, the Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Centre (PIOAC) supports local scientists to maintain equipment, manage data, and provide training to new researchers. The Pacific Islands and Territories Ocean Acidification network (PI-TOA) sustains and communicates OA findings in the region. The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), together with GOA-ON’s UN Decade Program, Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS), supports PI-TOA to catalyze OA research and combat barriers to establishing monitoring efforts. In total, all of these organisations work in parallel, at different scales, to monitor, understand, and manage ocean acidification, while increasing awareness and building capacity.

Our Ocean Palau 2022, 13 April 2022. More information.

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