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Ocean Literacy

Ocean literacy means spreading awareness of the influence that the ocean has on our lives and the influence that our actions have on the ocean. The approach is based on seven fundamental principles, including education and communication, to promote a culture of safeguarding marine ecosystems. Ocean literacy is an objective recognized by the United Nations. Read “Ocean Literacy for All – a toolkit” on Ocean Literacy For All – A toolkit

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5 tipping points for a healthy and productive ocean by 2030

Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Connected to all life on this planet, the ocean is our…

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Why healthy seas are vital no matter where you live

The world’s oceans have a fundamental impact on the planet. They regulate the climate, produce 70% of the world’s oxygen,…

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The risk of extreme weather ahead

According to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information, parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans all hit the record…

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Ispra initiative teaches kids about conservation and recycling

“Banquette to the rescue!” is the title of the CARTOON created by Ispra to show the important ecological role of…

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Large species depend on little ones

The term krill (of Norwegian origin) refers to several species of sea creatures. These small crustaceans live in all the…

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EFCA Annual Report for 2019

On April 20, 2020, EFCA Administrative Board adopted the agency’s Annual Report for 2019. The agency supported the Member States…

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Science against coral bleaching

Teams of Australian marine scientists have tested a technique they hope may give the Great Barrier Reef respite from coral…

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Clean energy from waves and tides

Tides, waves and currents can be used to produce electricity. Although still at the research and development stage and not…