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Ocean Science Initiatives

The ocean covers more than 70 % of the Earth’s surface and supports nearly every aspect of our lives. It is responsible for 50 % of the oxygen we breathe and provides food and livelihoods for over 3.5 billion people. The ocean also captures approximately 25 % of all human-made carbon emissions, making it one of the planet's most efficient carbon sinks.

Fugro is proud to lead private industry in support of two global ocean science initiatives that aim to fill the sizeable gaps that currently exist in ocean data, information, and knowledge. Their success will help reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and support the development of a sustainable ocean economy globally.

Ocean Decade

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) is a multifaced initiative to develop a common, global framework for ocean science that will help restore ocean health and provide countries improved conditions for sustainable ocean development.

Seabed 2030

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is a collaborative effort between The Nippon Foundation of Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) to inspire the complete mapping of the world’s ocean by 2030 and to compile all bathymetric data into the freely available GEBCO Ocean Map.

It is critical that the private sector help lead this global initiative. We collectively have much to offer and gain from a sustainable and equitable ocean economy

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