Last Monday (June 8) marked World Oceans Day - a global movement towards protecting 30% of our oceans by 2030. To support the campaign we created a dedicated space in the Community to highlight research and share ideas. Below, we summarise our Community’s participation.
Opinion and Comment
Saleem Ali debates the best way forward when it comes to regulating deep sea mining
- The problem of overfishing our oceans is solvable with the right management policies in place, say Thomas Sterner and Håkan Eggert
- But one of the biggest obstacles to conducting research on fishery management and its impact is a lack of reliable data, writes Kimberly Lai Oremus and Anna Birkenbach
Raimund Bleischwitz looks at the challenges of governing the blue economy on a global scale
Moving our relationship with the oceans from exploitation to stewardship requires three essential steps, argues Heike Langenberg (Chief Editor, Communications Earth & Environment)
Natalie Ban, Kim-Ly Thompson and Tanya Tran reflect upon their own roles and responsibilities in supporting a collaborative and inclusive approach to managing our oceans
- Is offshore farming the way forward when it comes to protecting biodiversity? Rowan Eisner discusses.
Research and Review
Jaivime Evaristo shares how volcanic vents make an ideal spot for studying how coral reefs may cope with climate change
Amy Uhrin explains some of the possible reasons behind a substantial decline in the amount of marine debris recovered from some parts of the Pacific Ocean between 2008 and 2016
Kimberly Lai Oremus outlines why fisheries, particularly those in tropical regions of the world, should be a key focus area in the next round of global climate talks
- Addressing and integrating climate change in marine spatial planning is vital for ocean sustainability, says Catarina Frazao Santos
Where does floating plastic debris trapped in the North Pacific Garbage Patch end up? It’s transferred into the underlying deep sea, writes Matthias Egger
- Lauren Biermann describes how satellites can detect floating plastics in coastal waters with an accuracy of 86%
Explore all of these posts in more detail in our World Oceans Day channel.
Thanks for reading!
A big thank you to our contributors for writing such considered posts and sharing their expertise and innovative ideas with the Community (and beyond!) - we really appreciate the time and effort this takes.