Ocean Action Hub

14 Jun 2017 - The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on June 9 with a "Call For Action", over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a ne

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13 June 2017 - Gabon’s announcement also restricts overfishing and may help with climate resilience.

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“The struggle of poor and vulnerable communities against poverty, biodiversity...
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The health of the world’s oceans is under threat, with 40 percent heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, over-fishing and loss of coastal habitats.

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1 June 2017 - A healthy ocean will benefit global sustainable development in a number of ways, finds a new report published today by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program.

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1 Jun 2017 - Brazilian marine biologist and documentarist Ricardo Gomes is shedding a light on the iconic Guanabara Bay in his new documentary Urban Bay (Baía Urbana).

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26 May 2017 - Two Australian surfers are on a mission to stop plastic pollution in the ocean.

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24 May 2017 - In the run up to the Ocean Conference in June, this blog series explores issues related to oceans, seas, marine resources and the implementation of SDG 14: Life below water.
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15 May 2017 - A revolution in thinking is needed to protect this vital commons.

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On 11 May, Ocean Cleanup, a foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announced a design breakthrough to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years.

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11 May 2017 - The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation aiming to rid the oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 12 months.

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8 May 2017 - A new centre for ocean restoration, awareness and learning (CORAL) has opened on Praslin, the second-most populated island of Seychelles.

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5 May 2017 - Getting involved is easy. There are hundreds of events taking place all over the world - just pick your favourite and get stuck in!
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4 May 2017 - Over the last two years, MPAs have also taken center stage in international fora reflecting on progress towards these agreed global goals.

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3 May 2017 - Imagine a planet where 90% of the habitable space is unexplored, where launching expeditions into that uncharted territory almost always yields new species and insights, and w

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2 May 2017 - There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, environmentalists have warned.

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On Africa’s west coast the ocean is hearth and home, but climate changes are resulting in rising sea levels, degraded fish stocks, coastal degradation and more.
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26 Apr 2017 - For Sri Lanka, heavily economically dependent on the ocean, UN initiatives relating to the ocean and climate change are of particular importance.

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24 Apr 2017 - UNDP OCEAN BLOG SERIES - Local communities are at the forefront of marine resources management.

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21 Apr 2017 - As the sky turned to ink on Monday, seven men and women waited with bated breath at a secluded island off Singapore's southern coast to witness a once-a-year spectacle - an o

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Film sur les écosystèmes marins inconnus en Mauritanie : hotspots de biodiversité pélagique, sanctuaires de baleines, récifs de coraux d’eau froide, cold seeps et canyons. 

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The Smithsonian Channel aired the film at 8pm & 11pm ET/PT on Earth Day, April 22.

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22/04/2017 - 20:00 to 23:00
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19 Apr 2017 - As many countries turn inward, it is more important than ever to tackle critical challenges that are beyond the reach of any single state and which compel us to work together.

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18 Apr 2017 - A five-day regional training workshop on Coastline Mapping using Satellite Imagery was launched yesterday at the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) in Albion.

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17 Apr 2017 - More people than ever are coming to see the reef and those who make a living showing it off want the world to know it’s still a natural wonder. But they worry about its future, and that of their 64,000-strong industry.

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13 Apr 2017 Watamu, Kenya (CNN) The shores of Watamu on the Kenyan coast should be pristine. They're not.

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10 Apr 2017 - Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already reeling from a severe bleaching event last year, has suffered another devastating blow this year, aerial surveys released this weekend

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30 Mar 2017 - A first of its kind project will provide African fishers with a benchmark for sustainable octopus fishing Government representatives, fisheries managers, private sector repre

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