Ocean Action Hub

10 Jan 2018 - What's the story? We know our ocean is under unprecedented strain from warming, acidification, overfishing and plastic contamination, among other challenges. By applying the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and involving the right mix of public and private stakeholders, we think the Friends of Ocean Action can make a big difference to some of these problems.

Let's start with the tech. A tremendous flood of data is being generated by the advanced sensors carried by ships, satellites, ocean-going drones, fishing nets and even surfboards, but it just isn’t being fully exploited. We are working with a network of scientists, tech developers and entrepreneurs to make this wealth of data on the ocean available on a comprehensive, open-source, digital platform for the global public good.

In the same way that Interpol enables crime-fighting agencies around the world to share information, we hope this platform will help governments to restore fisheries, stop vessels that are fishing illegally from landing their catch, and help seafood businesses, retailers and individuals that rely on the ocean for their livelihoods.

CONTINUE READING ONLINE HERE: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/one-good-reason-to-feel-less-blue-about-our-oceans/

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Publication date: 
10/01/2019
Publication Organisation: 
World Economic Forum
Publication Author: 
Oliver Cann
Keyword/s: 
Technology
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