At the core of the Our Ocean conferences are voluntary commitments for significant and meaningful actions towards a clean, healthy and productive ocean. 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 ocean at this year’s conference. Commitments should have significant impact, be measurable and have a clear timeframe.

Updating progress on previous commitments

Reporting progress on previous commitments is essential for accountability. Progress on previous commitments for the 2019 Conference should be reported at your earliest convenience here.

How to update a commitment?

You can only update commitments if they are in the Draft status or if they have been already approved and published once.

  1. Find your commitment in the dashboard
  2. Click on the commitment`s row (in the table) and then press the edit button
  3. Click on the Update button displayed on the bottom of the page
  4. Make your changes on the commitment form
  5. Click on the Update button

The status of your commitment won’t change unless you have changed the commitment`s progress, in which case, it will be assigned the Progress update status. The host will only need to approve your updates when you changed the commitment`s progress to Completed. If your final updates are approved your commitment will no longer be editable and it will be assigned the Closed status.


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.

New commitments should be registered as soon as possible.

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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