Ocean Action Hub

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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The Ocean Data Viewer is a tool and repository for global marine data, managed and curated by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

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21 February 2017 - Meet the dedicated people standing up for the ocean's future – campaigning, raising awareness and encouraging others to save our marine environments.

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16 February 2017 - Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are developing an underwater robot that analyzes ocean chemistry and biology, discovering insights on the role the

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16 February  2017 - For a lawn that helps the environment — and doesn’t need to be mowed — look to the ocean.

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15 February 2017 - JOSÉ MARÍA FIGUERES, ET AL call on government, business and citizens to unite and take action to save marine ecosystems.

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15 February 2017 - Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most import

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13 February 2017 - Coral reefs, kelp forests and other marine ecosystems may be tougher than we give them credit for, a new study suggests.

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UN Headquarters, Conference Room A

Side Event hosted by Conservation International

15 February, 13:15 - 14:30 EST

Event Date:
15/02/2017 -
08:15 to 09:30
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UN Headquarters, Conference Room 8

Hosted by the Permanent Mission of France to the UN and IUCN

Event Date:
15/02/2017 -
08:15 to 09:30
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7 February 2017 - Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi – the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist – Honda today announced the establishm

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UN Headquarters, Conference Room A

Event Date:
14/02/2017 -
08:30 to 09:30
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UN Headquarters, Conference Room 7

Hosted by the UN Office of Legal Affairs, Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea

Event Date:
16/02/2017 -
08:15 to 09:30
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