Background information on the One Ocean Hub
1. The One Ocean Hub is an international programme of research for sustainable development, working to promote fair and inclusive decision-making for a healthy ocean whereby people and planet flourish. The Hub brings together coastal people, researchers, decision-makers, civil society, and international organisations to value, and learn from, different knowledge systems and voices. It specifically addresses the challenges and opportunities facing South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands, endeavouring to share relevant research findings at the regional and international levels. The Hub is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Led by the University of Strathclyde, UK, the Hub gathers 126 researchers, 21 research partners, and 19 project partner organisations, including UN bodies and programmes. The Hub is currently collaborating with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Environment Programme to clarify and mainstream within pertinent policy dialogues the nexus between the ocean, climate change, biodiversity, and human rights. It has also been collaborating with the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea since 2020, providing virtual training sessions for government officials and other ocean practitioners around the world on the law of the sea, international environmental law and human rights.