“The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind.Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea.
Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.”
On June 19th, was held the Thematic Day about the Ocean at the Rio+20 conference. The opportunity for the World Ocean Network to raise public awareness on the situation of the oceans, and to highlight the concept of the Blue Society, working for a sustainable and equitable use of oceans ressources.
For more information, you can find the Brief of the thematic conference about the Ocean, and visit the UN Oceans website