The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive and other NOC ocean experts at were among contributors to an issue of the journal Environmental Scientist published today (World Oceans Day, 8 June 2021) in fully open access form and dedicated to the Ocean Decade.
From marine pollution to the unsustainable production of food and our changing climate, the wellbeing of people and the ocean is inextricably intertwined. The Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) aims to provide a framework to generate the global ocean science needed for sustainable development of our shared ocean. This edition of the environmental SCIENTIST examines the 10 challenges of the Decade where efforts will be concentrated. The issue covers the impacts of climate change on coastal systems, actions needed for sustainable marine food production, building resilience to coastal hazards, and how marine professionals and coastal residents can work together to increase ocean literacy.
The link to the full journal edition can be found at https://www.the-ies.org/resources/creating-sustainable-future.