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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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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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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14 Aug 2020 - Temperature and CO2 changes reduce the numbers of some species and promote the growth of algae, University of Adelaide study finds

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13 Aug 2020 - In Cuba, ecosystem-based adaptation is a cost-effective way to preserve and restore natural habitats and protect coastal communities.

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10 Aug 2020 - Coral reefs face an uncertain future and may not recover naturally from human-caused climate change.

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6 Aug 2020 - A new set of guidelines on mangrove restoration for the region...
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28 Jul 2020 - The Global Mangrove Alliance and partners have launched the new Global Mangrove Watch, the world’s most comprehensive mangrove monitoring tool.

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Exploring the science behind remote sensing.

Event Date:
27/07/2020 - 16:00 to 17:00
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