Today, on World Oceans Day, Nobu Su has called on world leaders to agree a joint emergency plan to respond to the Ocean Crisis, and on individuals to play their part to protect the marine environment for present and future generations. He comments: “For centuries, the oceans – a source of life that covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and 90% of our biosphere – have connected us. Today is a day to reflect on how well the ocean cares for us, and the individual and collective steps we must take to conserve our marine habitats to ensure they remain a vibrant source of life for future generations.
” He adds: “Thanks to the successful gathering of politicians and thought leaders at the COP21 climate talks in Paris at the end of last year, there has been an increase in attention to the environmental world and improvement in the way science and technology are incorporated in decision-making.
For instance, recently we have had a number of big wins against illegal finishing operations, many of which relied largely on technology. I predict a key theme at COP22 in Marrakech later this year will be the use of innovation in understanding and protecting oceans. A wide range of issues ranging from the impacts of climate change, overfishing, ocean acidification, dying coral reefs and garbage, will need to be addressed with utmost urgency.
Technology can be leveraged to help us be smarter about how we solve these problems.” email@example.com
WORLD OCEANS DAY: NOBU SU CALLS FOR INTENSIFICATION OF INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS FOR MARINE CONSERVATION