Ocean Action Hub

18 Jan 2018 - A new program Ocean Solutions Accelerator aims to help advance startups in tech and conservation relating to the big blue. 

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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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11 Jan 2018 - People around the world strongly support ocean conservation measures, according to a new study of public perceptions of marine threats and protection.

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9 January 2018 - The World Ocean Council is kicking off 2018 by partnering with the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) to focus attention on ocean, coasts and islands at the annual SWFI Institutional Investor Forum (Santa Monica, California, 20-22 February).

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31 Dec 2017 - In the past year, scientists exploring the world’s marine biodiversity and geology have found the deepest fish in the sea and drilled into a submerged ancient continent.

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6 Dec 2017 - Studying and understanding ocean science is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations (UN) and to sustain the health of the world’s oceans.

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5 Dec 2017 - Nations have agreed that the world needs to completely stop plastic waste from entering the oceans.

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4 Dec 2017 - Nine nations and the European Union have reached a deal to place the central Arctic Ocean (CAO) off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years.

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1 Dec 2017 - Sparkles are fun, but these tiny bits of plastic escape into waterways.

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30 Nov 2017 - From knowing where animals live, to which plants provide what medicinal benefits, communities around the world hold expert levels of knowledge on their local environments.

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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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28 Nov 2017 - The area is uniquely rich in marine biodiversity.

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17 Nov 2017 - Much of what we learn – in the MPA field and in life in general – is not from formal education.

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Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting

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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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3 Nov 2017 - Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world's most productive and important ecosystems—seagrass meadows.

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31 Oct 2017 - The Philippines is partnering with the conservation group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to reform fishery management policy and is investing in enforcement, the government

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30 Oct 2017 - The Government of Canada committed to increase the protection of marine and coastal areas to 5% by the end of 2017, and to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations. Today, Canada is proud to celebrate the achievement of that first major milestone.

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They are natural acrobats, more than ten metres long and weighing about 40 tonnes.

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24 Oct 2017 - Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according to Fiji’s Ambassador

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18 Oct 2017 - Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors and staff from the Peace Boat visited UNDP headquarters to learn about UNDP’s work on ocean conservation and sustainable development.

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17 Oct 2017 - Maui Ocean Center continues its environmentally-friendly platform with the discontinuation of single-use plastic straws.

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12 Oct 2017 - The first island-based Marine Turtle Festival within largest marine park in Malaysia, Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) was recently organised by Tigabu Youth Club (Kelab Belia Tigabu – KBT) and WWF-Malaysia.

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The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

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The Ocean is the blue heart of our planet … This video opened the 4th International #OurOcean conference (Malta, 5-6 October 2

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The 2017 edition of the Our Ocean Conference – An Ocean for Life - builds on...
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6 Oct 2017 - A global conference, Our Ocean, to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth's oceans.

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4 Oct 2017 - If plastic usage continues at current rates, our children’s children are going to be deprived of the chance to experience the ocean’s majestic wilderness that mankind has taken for granted for generations.

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