Ocean Action Hub

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

Latest

13 Nov 2019 - International team of marine scientists complete six-year whale shark study.

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8 Nov 2019 - The Ocean Risk Resilience Action Alliance is using innovative finance mechanisms to help protect and regenerate coastal ecosystems.

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7 Nov 2019 - The decline of one of the world’s most endangered large whale species has pushed individual states and Canada to test new technologies, like ropeless fishing gear.

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Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 will gather the key regional players of the ocean economy and tech ecosystem to start shaping Africa’s first ocean impact hub.

Event Date:
27/11/2019 - 12:00 to 18:00
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6 Nov 2019 - Fish stocks in a marine national park in Indonesia increased significantly in the years after a ban on the use of coral-destroying nets was imposed, a recent study has found.

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5 Nov 2019 - Greenpeace calls for global action over nets, lines and traps that are deadly for marine life.

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4 Nov 2019 - Because tires are made of natural rubber and plastic, it’s easy to miss just how much they contribute to pollution in our oceans.

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31 Oct 2019 - Canada is creating marine sanctuaries in the Arctic Ocean. The Tuvaijuittuq and Tallurutiup Imanga conservation efforts could help tackle climate change.

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29 Oct 2019 - Creating blue sukuk would present an opportunity for the Islamic finance industry to grow.

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28 Oct 2019 - Governments, businesses, organizations and research institutions made commitments toward improving marine health and productivity worth more than $63 billion.

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21 Oct 2019 - In October 2015, Shah began picking up trash from the beach every Sunday morning. At first, it was just him and a neighbor, and then he began recruiting others to join in.

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16 Oct 2019 - Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrates that live on the seafloor. They're named for their unusual oblong shape that resembles a fat cucumber.

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