Ocean Action Hub

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.

Event Date:
31/10/2021 - 09:00 to 12/11/2021 - 17:00
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Marine mammals play a crucial role in marine ecosystem function and climate change resilience by sequestering carbon through the consumption of energy rich plankton and fish. They provide valuable ecosystem services such as ecotourism. Conserving marine mammals provides significant economic, social and cultural benefits to coastal communities.

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Here are some article's highlitghts: 

  • 2050 is predicted to be a bleak milestone for the oceans - but it's not too late to avert disaster.
  • Here are 10 actions the world can take to strengthen and preserve our oceans for generations to come.
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14 Dec 2020 - Oceans are acutely sensitive to climate change. Guatemala's new monitoring system will track changes in sea level and water temperature, fish catch and reef health.
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9 Dec 2020 - Fabien Cousteau - To conquer the dual, interrelated crises of Covid-19 and climate change we have to start small, and dream big.

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19 Nov 2020 - Draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been approved by IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). 
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2 Nov 2020 - Scientists are working to establish a common methodology for evaluating rates of change in—and the various mechanisms that affect—

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29 Oct 2020 - "The ocean is becoming more acidic, less oxygenated, warmer and sea levels are rising; this is making life harder at all levels in the ocean; from the individual fish, to mar

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24 Oct 2020 - A group of thirteen researchers from six countries has released a new scientific paper rejecting an earlier study claiming

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23 Oct 2020 - Since its launch, with only four founding members in June 2020, the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) for Marine Biosafety has been actively expanding with new members joining.

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14 Oct 2020 - The Guardian - Warming ocean contributes to sea level rise and to more extreme weather such as hurricanes.

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8 Oct 2020 - Today the £50 million 

Earthshot Prize
launches to incentivise change and help repair our planet.

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11 Sept 2020 - As the world warms, many species of plant and animal will have to find new—often cooler—places to live.

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9 Sept 2020 - Whales are a key component in ensuring planetary equilibrium. One of their least appreciated contributions is their positive impact on carbon sequestration.

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31 Aug 2020 - Changes in ocean chemistry and temperature have had a dramatic effect on the diversity of corals and sea anemones, according to a team of scientists who have traced their evo

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14 Aug 2020 - Temperature and CO2 changes reduce the numbers of some species and promote the growth of algae, University of Adelaide study finds

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13 Aug 2020 - Ocean Acidification (OA) Action Plans describe real, tangible...
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10 Aug 2020 - Coral reefs face an uncertain future and may not recover naturally from human-caused climate change.

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15 Jul 2020 - TIME - "As we restart the economy, this is the chance to reset our goals for a healthy ocean [...] We have a very narrow window of opportunity where we can actually still be effective. Twenty years from now, it will be too late,” says Carlos M. Duarte, a Spanish marine biologist at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

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13 July 2020 - UN News - Coral reefs are being killed by the climate crisis, which is leading to rising sea temperatures.

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26 Jun 2020 - The ocean plays a critical role in moving heat around the planet. Seafloor maps are vital for fisheries management and climate change forecasting.

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9 Jun 2020 - Climate-resilient farming promotes food security in the outer islands of Kiribati. People living on the Abemama atoll of Kiribati are surrounded by warming seas.

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8 Jun 2020 - A ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – invasive species and greenhouse gas (G

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21 Apr 2020 - I am where you came from. When you look at me, you are looking at your past and your future rising to get you.

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15 Apr 2020 - Machine learning is making an important contribution to monitoring marine ecosystems, track IUU fishing and identify microplastics in the ocean.

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2 Apr 2020 - The Guardian - Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed.

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1 Apr 2020 - Warmer sea temperatures - particularly in February - are feared to have caused huge coral loss across the world's largest reef system. Scientists say they have detected widespread bleaching, including extensive patches of severe damage. But they have also found healthy pockets.

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17 Apr 2020 - The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world.

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13 Mar 2020 - Little attention has been given to greening ferries, which remain reliant on carbon intensive and dirty diesel technologies. Now that's finally beginning to change.

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9 Mar 2020 - António Guterres, UN Secretary-General - Our oceans are under assult. We need science-based, innovative solutions to save our ocean and the future of our plant.

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