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  • Ocean SDG: Just a Big Splash, or a Genuine Sea Change?

    February 17, 2016

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched amidst huge fanfare at the UN General Assembly in New York from 25 -27 September 2015, are being heralded as transformational, universal, and indivisible. The groundswell of political will mobilized around the SDGs could help break the deadlocks over climate change and trade disputes that have been stifling […]

  • Prologue

    February 08, 2016

    If our planet were named appropriately, it wouldn’t be called “Earth,” but rather “Ocean.” After all, our planet’s surface – along with our weather, much of our food supply and global transport systems – is dominated by the oceans. And yet they are in a precarious state, with marine fisheries dwindling, some species being hunted to […]

  • Robots Tell the Story of Climate Change in the Southern Ocean

    January 20, 2016

    Scientists in South Africa are using ocean robots to study the unexpected and complex interplay between the Southern Ocean and the Earth’s changing climate. The researchers have been inspired by the fact that this is the least studied part of the planet and yet one of the most dynamic and difficult to understand. It’s also […]