Ocean Action Hub

3 Sept 2018 - Study finds potential for fisheries to benefit in future - as long as warming can be kept in check. Talks start this week on a new global treaty of the high seas.

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21 August 2018 - Almost 20% of Bangladesh would find itself underwater and 30 million people would lose their homes if sea levels continue to rise. Mangrove plantings along vulnerable coastlines may reduce the impact of climate change.

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10 Aug 2018 - Indigenous peoples disproportionately face the brunt of climate change, which is fast becoming a leading driver of human displacement.

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9 Aug 2018 - By the end of the century, the ocean is predicted to become two-and-a-half times more acidic, which is bad news for sea life.

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3 Aug 2018 - Scientists find that sea grasses may have limited scope in offsetting ocean acidification. To protect our ocean, we still need to transform our energy system.

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31 Jul 2018 - This technical brief presents a summary of scientific experiments...
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UNESCO, Paris, 10-11 September 2018

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10/09/2018 - 09:15 to 11/09/2018 - 09:15
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24 Jul 2018 - UNFCCC emphasizes coral reefs’ fragility and the need to reduce GHG emissions to mee Paris Agreement goals.
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12 Jul 2018 - The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change.

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10 July 2018 - A unique overview of the implications of climate change for...
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4 Jun 2018 - The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity's future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.

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2 May 2018 - A new fund in Mexico will buy insurance that pays for projects to protect reefs before and after storm surges.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, talks about the chemical reactions that occur when CO2 is absorved by sea water.

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18 Apr 2018 - Warming events prompt scientists to look at ecological, genetic, and engineering interventions.

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17 Apr 2018 - As a result of rising ocean temperatures coral bleaching is becoming more common, and it's causing a biotic homogenization of local fish populations.

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21 Mar 2018 - ​A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

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19 Mar 2018 - Investing time and effort in protecting the world’s oceans is key to shoring up the resilience of the global economy.

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15 Mar 2018 - Ocean acidification cut the growth of a coral reef on Australia's Great Barrier Reef by one-third, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.

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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress celebrated 25 years of partnerships for healthy oceans, people and economies. 

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27/11/2018 - 09:00 to 30/11/2018 - 18:00
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14 Mar 2018 - Uncertainties around carbon emissions will make climate agreements tough to enforce. The answer floats in the seas.

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13 Mar 2018 - Further improvements in data-gathering technology could improve forecasting of extreme weather events.

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In order to avoid disaster–and to ensure a sustainable supply of fish for the future–far more of our ocean needs urgent protection.

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6 Mar 2018 - Rising sea levels are threatening to put the Pacific island nation of Kiribati underwater, potentially turning its citizens into "climate refugees."

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27 Feb 2018 - Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.

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Leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors will gather in Bermuda (8-10 May 2018) for the first Ocean Risk Summit.

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08/05/2018 - 14:30 to 10/05/2018 - 19:00
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19 Jan 2018 - Erik Solheim cites ‘huge decline’ in world’s reefs but says shift from coal and new awareness of plastic pollution are good news.

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17 Jan 2018 - A new model predicts that as ocean temperatures rise, carbon-storing sea grass may disappear and even go extinct in some ecosystems.

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16 Jan 2018 - New Zealand is being urged to help create what would be the largest protected area on the planet.

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15 Jan 2018 - A study published in Science last week reveals that severe bleaching of coral reefs is occurring twice as frequently compared to what it was in 1980.

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10 Jan 2018 - As temperatures rise, oxygen levels in the ocean are falling, threatening marine life and coastal economies. But the only solution to deoxygenation is to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and it may already be too late.

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