Ecosystems in oceans and seas are endangered by human-caused over-exploitation of their resources and direct consequences of global climate change. Marine or ocean conservation seeks to protect and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity through planned management.
Mining the ocean floor could solve mineral shortages – and lead to epic extinctions in some of the most remote ecosystems on Earth.
Ask an Ocean Explorer
Everything you need to know about our oceans in 25 questions
Hodder & Stoughton, 2019
Protect the Neglected Half of Our Blue Planet
Maintaining momentum is crucial as nations build a treaty to safeguard the high seas, argue Glen Wright, Julien Rochette, Kristina M. Gjerde and Lisa A. Levin.
Should We Fertilize Oceans or Seed Clouds? No One Knows.
Gather scientific evidence on the feasibility and risks of marine geoengineering to guide regulation of research, advise Philip Boyd and Chris Vivian.
Geoengineer Polar Glaciers to Slow Sea-Level Rise
Stalling the fastest flows of ice into the oceans would buy us a few centuries to deal with climate change and protect coasts, argue John C. Moore and colleagues.
WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019
Multi-agency report highlights increasing signs and impacts of climate change in atmosphere, land and oceans
The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans
Penguin Press, 2017
A Sea Change
How One Small Island Showed Us How to Save Our Oceans
The Guardian, 2018
Economist Films, 2017