Ocean, Seas and Coasts

ESSENTIAL OCEAN VARIABLES

This version of the My Ocean Tool is the result of a collaboration and partnership effort between Mercator Ocean International and GEMS/Ocean

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Other Ocean and Coastal Variables

Variables
gems ocean

GEMS Ocean

The Global Environment Monitoring System for the Ocean and Coasts (GEMS Ocean) Programme aims to provide a framework for partnership and recognizes the importance of working with Member States and donors to shape a transformative service that truly bridges the gap between data, people and action.

regional seas

Regional Seas

Implementing region-specific activities, bringing together stakeholders including governments, scientific communities and civil societies.

GPML

GPML

The Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) is a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together all actors working to prevent marine litter and plastic pollution.

GW2I

GW2I

The Global Wastewater Initiative (GW²I) has been working with governments, partners and stakeholders towards global sustainable wastewater management and sanitation provision.

#CleanSeas

#CleanSeas

The Clean Seas Campaign is calling on citizens across the world to reduce their plastic footprint and speak up for their right to a healthy environment, including pollution-free oceans using the hashtags #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas.

coral reefs

Coral Reefs

Promoting international cooperation and evidence to support the protection management and restoration of coral reefs.

land based pollution

Land - Based Pollution

A unique intergovernmental mechanism to counter the issue of land-based pollution.

Blue Carbon

Blue Carbon

Promoting international cooperation on the issue, promoting science-based and ecosystem-based management approaches, supporting regional and global assessments, developing best practice manuals and supporting conservation and restoration projects on the ground.

MPA's

MPA's

Assisting countries in approving the effectiveness and equitable use of marine protected areas by providing technical expertise and capacity building support on governance of marine protected areas, and their use within wider integrated ocean and coastal management systems.

Blue Economy

Blue Economy

Facilitating sustainable ocean-based economic, social and environmental benefits within the planetary boundaries of oceans and coasts.

More Resources – Selected Assessments and Reports

The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable - if we just offer it the chance. We are in reach of a whole new relationship with the ocean, a wiser, more sustainable relationship. The choice lies with us.

Sir David Attenborough