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When we think of public health risks, we may not think of the ocean as a factor. Increasingly, however, the health of the ocean is intimately tied to our health. Some may be surprised to read that organisms discovered at extreme depths are used to speed up the detection of COVID-19, and probably, even more to learn that, it is the environment to could give a solution to humankind.
A new study by the Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors (WGBOSV) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the ICES Working Group on Introduction and Transfers of Marine Organisms (WGITMO) indicates that introductions of aquatic non-indigenous species (ANS) have occurred at an alarming rate for the past 50 years.
The 2015 World Ocean Assessment (WOA) provides a report on the state of the planet’s oceans. The report indicates the oceans’ ability to sustain human activities and their impacts are near or at its limit and urgent action on a global scale is needed to protect what remains. This UN-sanctioned report involved more than 600 scientists and its findings are based on a review of hundreds of national and regional assessments.
Corporate author: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Person as author: Valdes, Luis
ISBN: 978-92-3-100226-7, 978-92-3-000067-7 (kor)
Also available in: 한국어
Year of publication: 2017
Type of document: Book
Paris, 20 April. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission organized a virtual meeting to inform Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of the responses provided by the Commission to identify impacts from the Covid-19 crisis and ensure the continuity of its programmes and services.
UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM), the IOC-SCOR GlobalHAB Programme and the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) Task Team on Sargassum to organize a series of webinars on Sargassum in the Caribbean and West Africa.
On the occasion of World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the global ocean floor by 2030, has announced the inclusion of 14.5 million square kilometres of new bathymetric data in the latest GEBCO Grid. Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped, with the new data equating to an area twice the size of Australia.
Funded by the Government of Iceland and run in partnership with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the Fisheries Training Programme promotes the sustainable use and management of living aquatic resources in less developed countries.
The 2017 Global Ocean Science Report has helped global decision-makers to understand where national marine scientific capacities and investment can be strengthened through increased international cooperation. This report provides the first collective attempt to quantify the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales, including scientific workforce, infrastructure and publications.