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).

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13 November 2016 - Robert Redford and Paul Allen are the executive producers of a new Animal Planet series on ocean conservati

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The Blue Planning training course aims to strengthen practical planning and...
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Going green is easier than you think. There are little things you can do every day to help reduce greenhouse gases and make a less harmful impact on the environment.

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8 September 2016 - Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017      

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The global ocean community has generated a wealth of innovative, practical, “on-the-ground” solutions which successfully help to overcome challenges to healthy ecosystems, sustainable

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25 Aug 2016 - Designed to promote a multi-sectoral approach to managing the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem.

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Stop for a moment to consider something that most people don’t know; much of Earth’s oxygen has been generated by microscopic plants in the world’s ocean.

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On June 22nd 2016, The Ocean Cleanup unveiled its Prototype in Scheveningen harbor, the Netherlands. 

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Plastic is a huge problem in the oceans, but engineers and research groups are working on how to deal with it. Hank describes some of the leading proposed solutions. 

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Community Action to Protect International Waters, results of the GEF Small Grants Programme.

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5 ways in which the ocean affects our health and wellbeing: climate regulation, food, pollution, medicine and the blue gym effect.
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Implementing coral reef conservation and management through a community-based...
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