Ocean

An international team of scientists have developed new monitoring indicators for the protection of marine and coastal areas. In their study, they show that large gaps exist in the protection of marine ecosystems.…

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The overuse of maritime natural resources and marine pollution are constantly increasing. The United Nations Ocean Conference started with the ambitious aim of safeguarding UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (“Life below…

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With a marine offensive against environmental pollution, the German Federal Government seeks to promote the conservation of marine biodiversity and take steps to counter a further littering of the seas. This was…

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Oceans play an important role in climate, environmental and social balances but these ecosystems are threatened by pollution and overfishing. World leaders tried to find solutions to protect our oceans at the One Ocean…

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The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritising timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and…

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Panel members discussing at the Marine Regions Forum.
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SDG 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” However, experts agree that the upcoming 2020 deadline for…

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Carsten Pedersen of the Transnational Institute (left) and Werner Ekau of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research discussing prospects for small-scale fisheries.
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On the occasion of World Oceans Day, German NGOs discussed the difficult balance between using and protecting the marine ecosystem.

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Billions of people depend on oceans for their livelihoods but the pollution of the world`s oceans is getting worse. A new initiative will provide financing for projects aiming to reduce marine litter.

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In July the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held the Oceans Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The focus was on Sustainable Development Goal 14 – “Life below water”. Specifically, it was concerned with the…

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The seabed contains precious metals. The battle over their extraction has long started. But nobody knows exactly what the consequences of deep sea mining are going to look like for the marine ecosystem. Civil society…

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