For much of history the seas have loomed impossibly large and untouchable. This perception is at odds with the vulnerability of ocean environments. Now, following decades of abuse by a growing human society, a realisation has been reached.
The degradation of the world’s oceans has led to several looming crises: plastic pollution, warmer waters and chemical changes are all causing untold damage.
But all is not lost, in 2021 the UN launched its Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. A science-led initiative to deliver the ocean we want by 2030, putting data at the heart of efforts to save the seas.
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Oceanology International 2022.