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.


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).


This report explains the ecology and social profile of coastal systems in Kenya...
The training course provides an introduction to the theo-retical background of...

Boyan Slat's story is not quite that of a 20-year-old Wunderkind who magically found a potential fix to a longstanding problem.


On june 3rd, 19-year-old Boyan Slat unveiled the results of the feasibillity study, indicating that we can likely clean our oceans.

Special Collection of Reprints from the Working Group II Contribution to the...

The central activity of Mediterranean Conservation Society is to promote community‐centered conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems in Gökova Bay.


18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability.


More than 2.6 billion people rely on the ocean's fish as their number one source of protein.