4 Jul 2019 - The ocean is our planet’s blue heart. Our lives depend on it. So let’s make sure it won’t stop beating.
The ocean health is deteriorating: rising sea temperatures, overfishing, loss of oxygen and increasing seawater acidity are posing major threats to marine ecosystems and their capacity to provide services essential to life.
Achieving a healthy ocean is vital not just for our planet, but equally essential for a rapidly growing human population and demand for resources.
For decades, science has provided salient, timely and policy relevant advice to policy-making, from recovering the ozone layer, to mitigating and adapting to climate change. Nowadays, our changing world calls for even more science, and for a science that benefits society.
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