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).

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18 May 2017 - Presented at a two-day preparatory workshop ahead of The Ocean...
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Ian Drysdale explains the importance of protecting the Measoamerican coral reefs that stretches alongside the Honduran caribben sea as well as alongside the coasts of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. 

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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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12 May 2017 - With climate change, finding innovative and sustainable ways to work together with rather than against nature for effective flood risk reduction will be critical.
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PEMSEA partners are targeting to cover 25 percent of the region’s coastline under ICM by 2021, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
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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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As a participant in the national consultation held in Samaná, Salvador Alcalá tells us about the problems related to the oceans, seas and underwater life.

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In the national consultation of Samaná, Ileana González tells us about the situation that the community faces due to its relationship with the sea.

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Multisectorial consultation on the state of the oceans. This event brings together participants from various sectors:

Event Date:
10/05/2017 - 09:00
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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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