The One Ocean Hub (OOH) is a programme for collaborative research for development related to oceans funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF is a key component in delivering the UK AID strategy and puts UK-led research at the heart of efforts to tackle the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The OOH specifically addresses the challenges and opportunities of the Pacific Islands and will share knowledge at regional and international levels. The One Ocean Hub is led by the University of Strathclyde with a wide set of research partners and project partner organisations.
In the South Pacific recognition of the urgent threats to ocean health are growing and global and national responses are mobilising. Yet responses are disconnected across sectors of ocean use, disconnected across scales of governance – from local to international level, and disconnected across communities, woman and youth, who are most reliant upon the ocean, and most disproportionately affected by degrading ocean health and declining availability of resources.
OOH research in the Pacific is led by the University of the South Pacific (USP). The USP OOH team commenced on the 1st of September, 2019 and has embarked on a journey to sustainably develop the Pacific Ocean through transdisciplinary policy framework and analysis.