Ocean Action Hub

4 Jun 2018 - The celebrated author Margaret Atwood has told a conference that humanity's future is linked to the survival of ocean ecosystems.

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2 May 2018 - A new fund in Mexico will buy insurance that pays for projects to protect reefs before and after storm surges.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, talks about the chemical reactions that occur when CO2 is absorved by sea water.

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18 Apr 2018 - Warming events prompt scientists to look at ecological, genetic, and engineering interventions.

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17 Apr 2018 - As a result of rising ocean temperatures coral bleaching is becoming more common, and it's causing a biotic homogenization of local fish populations.

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21 Mar 2018 - ​A major new report for the UK Government has highlighted the huge economic potential presented by the world’s oceans.

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19 Mar 2018 - Investing time and effort in protecting the world’s oceans is key to shoring up the resilience of the global economy.

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15 Mar 2018 - Ocean acidification cut the growth of a coral reef on Australia's Great Barrier Reef by one-third, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.

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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress celebrated 25 years of partnerships for healthy oceans, people and economies. 

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27/11/2018 - 09:00 to 30/11/2018 - 18:00
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14 Mar 2018 - Uncertainties around carbon emissions will make climate agreements tough to enforce. The answer floats in the seas.

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13 Mar 2018 - Further improvements in data-gathering technology could improve forecasting of extreme weather events.

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In order to avoid disaster–and to ensure a sustainable supply of fish for the future–far more of our ocean needs urgent protection.

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6 Mar 2018 - Rising sea levels are threatening to put the Pacific island nation of Kiribati underwater, potentially turning its citizens into "climate refugees."

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27 Feb 2018 - Researchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.

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Leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors will gather in Bermuda (8-10 May 2018) for the first Ocean Risk Summit.

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08/05/2018 - 14:30 to 10/05/2018 - 19:00
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19 Jan 2018 - Erik Solheim cites ‘huge decline’ in world’s reefs but says shift from coal and new awareness of plastic pollution are good news.

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17 Jan 2018 - A new model predicts that as ocean temperatures rise, carbon-storing sea grass may disappear and even go extinct in some ecosystems.

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16 Jan 2018 - New Zealand is being urged to help create what would be the largest protected area on the planet.

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15 Jan 2018 - A study published in Science last week reveals that severe bleaching of coral reefs is occurring twice as frequently compared to what it was in 1980.

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10 Jan 2018 - As temperatures rise, oxygen levels in the ocean are falling, threatening marine life and coastal economies. But the only solution to deoxygenation is to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and it may already be too late.

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4 Jan 2018 - The Guardian - Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity

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29 Nov 2017 - Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is more resilient to climate change and better able to regenerate itself than previously thought, scientists have said. 

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22 Nov 2017 - A new program aiming to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change damage is launching today on Queensland’s Lady Elliot Island.

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13 Nov 2017 - Action on plastic bag use has been taken across the UK, for instance, the 5p plastic bag charge in England has cut the use of plastic bags by over 80 per cent, or over nine billion in just one year, and our microbead ban will be one of the toughest in the world.

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10 Nov 2017 - The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climat

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9 Nov 2017 - Shortly after the launch of Google Earth, a band of oceanographers led by legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle stomped into Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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26 Oct 2017 - Climate change could lead to sea level rises that are larger, and happen more rapidly, than previously thought, according to a trio of new studies that reflect mounting conce

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25 Oct 2017 - The China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT) will improve forecasting of hurricanes and cyclones.

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The 2017 edition of the Our Ocean Conference – An Ocean for Life - builds on...
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28 Sep 2017 - Hurricane Irma – one of the strongest on record to hit the Caribbean – recently scoured the islands leaving catastrophic damage in its wake.

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