At the core of the Our Ocean conferences are voluntary commitments for significant and meaningful actions towards clean, healthy and productive oceans. Previous conferences have resulted in nearly one thousand commitments. Governments, organisations and businesses are encouraged to announce new and far-reaching actions to the best of our oceans at this year’s conference. Commitments should have significant impact, be measurable and have a clear timeframe.

New commitments

New commitments for this year’s conference can be registered here. Registered commitments will be sent to the host for approval. New commitments will be made public after the relevant session at the conference on 23-24 October.

Progress on commitments should be reported annually to the host-country of the conference.

The deadline for registering new commitments is 1 October.

Quick guide:

Register a new commitment – new commitment maker

How to register?

  1. Click on register an account
  2. Fill in the form
  3. Click on the register button
  4. Wait for the confirmation email
  5. Login into the system

Register a new commitment – previous commitment maker

  1. Click on “forgot your password?”
  2. Enter your email
  3. Click on the reset button
  4. You will receive an email with a link that you need to follow to reset your password
  5. Login into the system

If you need further instructions, you will find an instruction manual here.

Commitments from 2018

The fifth Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia strengthened the quality of commitments with a balanced distribution of commitments for each area of action. 305 tangible and measurable commitments, USD 10,7 billion monetary commitments and 14 million km2 of Marine Protected Area.

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