The Ocean

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Ensuring long-term, sustainable use of the ocean.

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The 16 principles that could save the ocean

The ocean is in serious decline. Only an urgent multilateral effort can halt this and preserve the ocean and the benefits it provides for future generations.

Want to save the world’s coral reefs? Just listen to them, say scientists
SDG14 Financing Landscape Scan: Tracking Funds to Realize Sustainable Outcomes for the Ocean

The ocean is fundamental for supporting all life on Earth and requires urgent investment to curb rising threats such as the climate crisis, pollution and unsustainable fishing. $175 billion per year is needed to achieve SDG14 by 2030, and yet, between 2015 and 2019, just below $10 billion in total was invested. Of the 17 SDGs outlined by the United Nations 2030 Agenda in 2015, the ocean goal is the least funded.

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Plastics and the Environment
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Friends of Ocean Action

This is a unique, informal group of more than 70 leaders fast-tracking solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean.

Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue

The world seeks minerals for industrial development, for economic growth and to drive the green transition. The deep-sea could help to provide some of these minerals, but should it?


Crowdsource Innovation


Urchinomics restores kelp forests and creates rural job opportunities by paying fishers market rates to remove these valueless, overgrazing urchins.


A Community Supported Fishery Platform that delivers freshest and highest quality and sustainably caught seafood to customers via an app and an IoT network for electronic seafood traceability.

Coast 4C

Coast 4C aims to integrate the world's largest supply chain for regenerative seaweed, driving benefit for the 4Cs of community, conservation, commerce and climate.


ABALOBI is an African-based, fisher-driven social enterprise addressing inequality, lack of data, safety at sea, gender inequality, and limited market access within small-scale fisheries.

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