Ocean Action Hub

[ SDG Target 14.2 ] By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Definition

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

8 Oct 2020 - Today the £50 million 

Earthshot Prize
launches to incentivise change and help repair our planet.

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7 Oct 2020 - Kelping Hands is a brand-new, pharmaceutical-grade, hand sanitizer made from a species of seaweed found on the west coast of British Columbia.

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5 Oct 2020 - WEF - A new study has identified 116 deepsea coral reefs which scientists say are every bit as much in need of protection as the coastal reefs visited by snorkelers every year

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1 Oct 2020 - High-level dialogue included contributions from the Prince of Wales, Seychelles President Danny Faure and Sweden's Isabella Lövin, emphasised the role of the ocean in conservi

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30 Sept 2020 - Singer joins the global chorus of world leaders, activists and public calling for action

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15 Sept 2020 - The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report fro

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14 Sept 2020 - Learn more about the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR, or the Fund).

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11 Sept 2020 - As the world warms, many species of plant and animal will have to find new—often cooler—places to live.

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9 Sept 2020 - Whales are a key component in ensuring planetary equilibrium. One of their least appreciated contributions is their positive impact on carbon sequestration.

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31 Aug 2020 - Changes in ocean chemistry and temperature have had a dramatic effect on the diversity of corals and sea anemones, according to a team of scientists who have traced their evo

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27 Aug 2020 - Scientists are using 3D-printed hexagons to create artificial reefs after a super-typhoon brought devastation to Hong Kong.

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24 Aug 2020 - Digital platform Uplink is announces it's Ocean Cohort of 12 innovations tackling the biggest issues facing our seas.

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