The world’s oceans are so important!
Here are some of the top reasons from the marine conservation institute:
It is evident that the Oceans of the world are vital. Unfortunately, they are in peril… melting polar ice caps, rising sea temperatures, acidification, overfishing, coral bleaching and plastic pollution are all destroying our gorgeous marine ecosystems.
“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea.” — Sylvia Earle
It’s time we made some changes! We need to start focusing on caring for and rebuilding our natural environments, to return all the wonders it gives to us on a daily basis.
On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030.
“This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
During the next decade, the United Nations hopes to create a new foundation of strengthened management of our oceans and coasts for the benefit of humanity and the natural environments we live in.
Using collaborative Ocean Science efforts, the United Nations aims to Support business operations such as shipping, fisheries and aquaculture as well as conservation activities and tourism operations by predicting and preventing potential ocean hazards to avoid disaster.
Ocean Sciences span across a variety of disciplines such as physical, geological, marine biology and chemical oceanography. Studies can specifically look at a multitude of areas including; marine organisms, ecosystem dynamics, currents, waves, tectonics, geology of sea floors, presence of certain chemicals and physical properties.
In 2016 the First World Ocean Assessment was released. The report noted that the ocean is in a cycle of decline, with the structure, functioning and benefits of marine systems changing for the worse as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the natural world. It is expected that over the decades to come, climate change, the ever-growing population and additional environmental stressors will have devastating impacts.
The Ocean decade vision is to develop scientific knowledge, build infrastructure and foster relationships for a sustainable and healthy ocean.
The Decade of Ocean Science offers a framework to strengthen connections and weave partnerships between all communities working to study, conserve and sustainably use the ocean and its resources.
Through stronger international cooperation, scientific research and innovative technologies the Ocean Decade has the goal to provide:
Amazing initiative, not just a day but a whole decade committed to saving our oceans!
At Planet Protector we love our ocean’s and we love the earth.
We are committed to providing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that don’t harm the environment. There is far too much waste in the world… Planet Protectors WOOLPACK liners utilise 100% waste wool wrapped in Recycled Food grade HDPE Film. Once removed from the film, the wool felt is biodegradable, compostable and can be repurposed for a number of uses (check out the “end of life” Album on our Facebook page for some creative ideas!). The film can be recycled at REDcycle (Drop off centres located at most of your local Woolworths and Coles- https://www.redcycle.net.au/ ) for those in Australia and at Soft Plastics NZ for those in New Zealand (find your nearest location on their website – https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz/)
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