2021

Research: Establishing the foundations for the Global Observing System for marine life

While marine biodiversity and ecosystem health are vital to support the many services that the ocean provides to national economies and local communities, there is no current global observing system for marine life.

Our Hoffmann Fellow, Alfredo Giron at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and with the Friends of Ocean Action, participated in a global study to identify the gaps and opportunities to establish such system.

Letter to governments: WTO must ban harmful fisheries subsidies

Ahead of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference, the topmost decision-making body of the WTO, scientists around the world sign a letter urging to end harmful subsidies that incentivize overfishing.

Our Hoffmann Fellow, Alfredo Giron at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and with the Friends of Ocean Action, was one of the nearly 300 scientists who provided insights into the letter.

How tiny zooplankton can help us understand trust in Big Ocean Data.

The zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus will be the starting point for the André Hoffmann Fellow Kate Crosman’s work to understand trust in Big Ocean Data. How? Read on.

C4IR Ocean welcomes new Hoffmann Fellow Kate Crosman

Researchers: Gulf Of California Sardine Fishery In Trouble

The gulf’s sardine fishery has collapsed four times in the past 30 years, and researchers in California worry about the future of the sardine industry.

Our Fellow - Alfredo Giron of Stanford University and Octavio Aburto of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography looked at how sardines are faring. Read more about their study here.

Sustainable Fisheries and Well-Being

Read the Q&A with our Fellow - Alfredo Giron-Nava, and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor here

To protect ocean environments, ‘good enough’ might be the best long-term option

Our Fellow - Alfredo Giron Nava - a marine ecologist, studies community-based fisheries management and conservation along with Anastasia Quintana - a social scientist. Together they have published a new paper, on May 26, 2021 in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, showing how critical community support is to conservation efforts and how smaller reserves that are “good enough” ecologically can foster that support and lead to successful long-term conservation.

Read more about their work here.

3 ways to ensure ocean protection is equitable and inclusive

Protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 is an ambitious goal that will deliver numerous benefits. How do we ensure these benefits reach the right communities?

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Watch: Who Are the Innovators Revolutionizing Aquatic Food?

With livestock alone producing 15% of human-made greenhouse gas emissions, aquatic food represents an opportunity for locally produced, nutritious food for millions of people. What innovations will reimagine existing aquatic food production to produce sustainable, nutritious aquatic food that effectively supports global foods systems?

Watch the UpLink Deep Dive session on how The Blue Food Challenge and the Friends of Ocean Action are reimagining foods systems around aquatic food production featuring our Fellow - Emily Kelly - as a panelist.

11 innovations shaping global food systems from the water

Blue foods have traditionally been undervalued in their contribution to global food systems. These innovations from around the world aim to change that.

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Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Read the full article from our Fellow Kevin Doxzen here.

mRNA vaccines - here's everything you need to know

What's inside an mRNA vaccine vial? How do mRNA vaccines differ from other approaches, and what’s their promise for the future?

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The Economics of new gene therapies

New Gene therapies may soon treat dozens of rare diseases, but million-dollar price tags will put them out of reach for many, says Kevin Doxzen in his article here

What Does Global Health Justice Look Like With a Seven-Figure Drug?

Read the story from DIANA M. BOWMAN and our Fellow KEVIN DOXZEN here.

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