Healthy Oceans and Resilient Coastlines

These projects focus on protecting ecosystems and infrastructure at the intersection of marine and freshwater environments, with emphasis on identifying and adapting to a changing climate, including storm surge, sea level rise and pollution. Activities include research and capacity building in natural and engineered systems for water quality protection, erosion control, coastal monitoring, estuarine management and the reduction in marine pollution which are aligned with SDG14. The theme also includes trends in policy, regulations and frameworks for maritime trade, sustainable fishing and aquaculture, the use of oceans for the generation of energy and other aspects of the Blue Economy.

marine debris
Exploring the effectiveness of marine debris source reduction programs driven by citizen science.. More