An initiative of 14 serving heads of government to support Sustainable Development Goals for the oceans. The High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy has commissioned a series of ‘Blue Papers’ to explore pressing challenges of the ocean and economy. The aim is to summarise the latest science and state-of-the-art thinking about innovative ocean solutions […]

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According to the Global Fishing Watch database of fishing activity based on AIS data, relative to the previous two year average (2018-2019), global fishing activity is down approximately 6.5% year-to-date (as of 04/28/2020) and nearly 10% since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11th. These figures primarily represent changes in […]

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For an excellent overview of the topic ‘oceans and climate change’ Click here to watch  the recently uploaded Society of Underwater Technology 30min WebinAir by Prof Ralph Rayner. He reviews the science, sets out some options for response, such as the immensely challenging geoengineering proposals and makes an urgent call for action in the coming […]

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