Ocean Action Hub

4 Jan 2018 - The Guardian - Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity

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29 Nov 2017 - Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is more resilient to climate change and better able to regenerate itself than previously thought, scientists have said. 

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22 Nov 2017 - A new program aiming to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change damage is launching today on Queensland’s Lady Elliot Island.

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13 Nov 2017 - Action on plastic bag use has been taken across the UK, for instance, the 5p plastic bag charge in England has cut the use of plastic bags by over 80 per cent, or over nine billion in just one year, and our microbead ban will be one of the toughest in the world.

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10 Nov 2017 - The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climat

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9 Nov 2017 - Shortly after the launch of Google Earth, a band of oceanographers led by legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle stomped into Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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26 Oct 2017 - Climate change could lead to sea level rises that are larger, and happen more rapidly, than previously thought, according to a trio of new studies that reflect mounting conce

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25 Oct 2017 - The China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT) will improve forecasting of hurricanes and cyclones.

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The 2017 edition of the Our Ocean Conference – An Ocean for Life - builds on...
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28 Sep 2017 - Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake.

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27 Sep 2017 - A high-level event on ‘SIDS Responding to Climate Impacts and Planning for a Sustainable Future' addressed initiatives, partnerships and actions that can help realize the SDGs.

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The UNDP and Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) report highlights key...
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11 Sep 2017 - The low-lying Micronesia and the Solomon islands have fallen victim to climate change as sea levels continue to climb at an average of three millimetres every year.

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24 Aug 2017 - The Caribbean is heavily dependent on tourism and other marine services, industries that the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPPC) last report indicate are expected to be heavily impacted by climate change.

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14 Aug 2017 - The coral bleaching event that devastated reefs worldwide during the past three years is over for now, but as ocean temperatures continue to rise, bleaching is likely to continue on a regional level.

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11 Aug 2017 - It’s no fluke: Fish populations are on the move, chasing cooler marine temperatures. At Rutgers, scientists track their alarming migrations.

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3 Aug 2017 - Scientists have long known about the anomalous "

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25 July 2017 - Recent studies by Indian scientists had revealed that the trend of sea level rise in the north Indian Ocean is slightly higher than the global estimate of 3.2 mm per year, Minister of State for Earth Sciences YS Chowdary told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

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21 July 2017 - Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface and account for 97 percent of

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17 July 2017 - High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the [re]insurance industry, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world’s oce

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13 July 2017 - New initiative covers a wide swathe of research interests, including climate, marine litter, ocean observation, food security, fisheries management, and ocean technology.

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30 June 2017 - Each of us must pick one issue — generally, globally, specifically, locally — and engage our many talents and actions toward that one solution. Pick yours, and by so doing, join in turning the tide by marking this the point in history when humanity — you and me — began righting the wrongs perpetrated on our ocean.

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26 June 2017 - Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly.

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#SaveOurOcean If this paddling pool full of Mangroves represents all of the Mangrove trees in the world in 1900, then over the last 100
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Developed for The Ocean Conference by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program,...
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Co-organized by UNDP and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) in collaboration with Brazil and with participation of delegates from Argentina and NOAA.
Event Date:
05/06/2017 - 09:00
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A 2-year expedition to study biodiversity of coral reefs facing climate change.

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It’s not a fiction, it’s a fact: Tuvalu is sinking. The impacts of climate change (extreme weather, sea level rise) are challenging Tuvaluan security and survival.

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12 May 2017 - With climate change, finding innovative and sustainable ways to work together with rather than against nature for effective flood risk reduction will be critical.
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