The Oceans unite us

United Oceans exists to help organizations identify who else is working in their area, to collaborate and together tackle the most pressing ocean conservation issues facing us today. Our mission is to help eliminate overlaps, gaps and align all of us to work more effectively to make a difference.

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About

The oceans unite us.

United Oceans provides the link between those for whom the oceans are important. It provides a central source of information and contacts and a forum for the exchange of information and to facilitate agreements essential to the wise exploitation and protection of our marine resources.

There are many organizations already deeply involved in these issues and the mission is to assist them by identifying synergies that could be exploited and roadblocks that could be overcome by working together.

United Oceans exists to help organizations identify who else is working in their area, to collaborate and together tackle the most pressing ocean conservation issues facing us today.

Help connect the dots – please introduce projects and organisations not already listed here so that others may learn and together we can all make a difference.

info@unitedoceans.org

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Why — The goals of collaboration

Don't reinvent the wheel

Share existing curricula and best practices

Kaizen

The Japanese concept of continuous improvementes

Avoid other duplication

Such as with content and delivery

Scale

Working together we can reach millions instead of thousands

Mind the gaps

Coordinate with each other to ensure no one is left behind

Arctic

Of all the major oceans, only one, the Arctic Ocean, hasn’t been fished, polluted, drilled into for oil and gas or traversed by heavy fuel oil powered ships. Let's keep it that way.

Climate Change

At the front line of climate change, the ocean plays a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate - a critical role we must protect for our own sake.

Conservation

Human population has reached critical mass – It has taken 4.5 billion years for our biosphere to develop and in 4.5 decades we have damaged it perhaps beyond repair.

Deep sea mining

There are sources of minerals in the deep sea but we must first understand how to manage and mitigate the risks that come with extracting them.

Plastic Pollution

Our insatiable demand for plastic has turned this material into an environmental and public health nightmare. The impact affects he creatures of the sea and humans too.