“Respect the ocean and take care of it, as if your life depends on it, because it does. It’s just that simple. We’re doing terrible things to the ocean. The ocean is in trouble therefore we are in trouble. The good news is it’s not too late to reverse some of the dire trends that are not working in our favour.”

In this World Economic Forum one-on-one interview, ocean explorer Sylvia Earle discusses her ideas on using new technologies to better understand our oceans.

Sylvia Earle is creator of the Mission Blue Foundation