Opinion: We need a global movement to transform ocean science for a better world

Pendleton, Linwood, Evans, Karen and Visbeck, Martin (2020) Opinion: We need a global movement to transform ocean science for a better world PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America . p. 202005485. DOI 10.1073/pnas.2005485117.

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The ocean is our planet’s largest life-support system. It stabilizes climate; stores carbon; produces oxygen; nurtures biodiversity; directly supports human well-being through food, mineral, and energy resources; and provides cultural and recreational services. The value of the ocean economy speaks to its importance: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) estimates that by 2030, $3 trillion USD will be generated annually from ocean sectors such as transportation, fishing, tourism, and energy (1). Unsustainable resource extraction, pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction are on the rise and affecting many parts of the world’s oceans (2). The ocean is rapidly changing, and yet the ways in which these changes will play out are not yet clear.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: IFREMER
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1073/pnas.2005485117
ISSN: 0027-8424
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 11:10
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 11:10
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/49494

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