Oceans conduct the symphony of life on Earth. They cover over 70% of the surface of our planet, regulate the global climate and house much of the unexplored biosphere. The health of the oceans has become a crucial issue for the world’s climate. One aim of this work, written by French scientists, is to help make readers fully aware of their importance. When it comes to global change, greenhouse gas emissions from human activities have numerous impacts. These go further than just ocean warming, also including acidification of sea waters and biodiversity loss… For this reason, contributing specifically to the 14th of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”, will help us progress towards all the others.
We hope to create widespread awareness of the current threats to the ocean and its instrumental role in the survival of living organisms and human societies.
The Ocean Revealed CNRS éditions, collection ‘A découvert’, 2017
Un Ocean de Promesses QUAE éditions, 2017
Françoise Gaill, Research Director (UMR BOREA), Scientific Coordinator of the Ocean and Climate Platform
Agathe Euzen, Deputy Scientific Director at the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE)
Philippe Cury, Research Director in ocean biology, representing IRD in Brussels (CLORA)
Philippe Goulletquer, Deputy Scientific Director at the French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)
Presentation in English followed by a walking lunch
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