Today, we are celebrating our magical Oceans. Filled with an abundance of vistas and enchanting ecosystems, our Oceans are crucial in drawing carbon from the atmosphere and producing 50% of our oxygen.
However, the strain that we have put on the Ocean over many decades, is causing the many resources it offers to become depleted. The ecosystems are slowly being destroyed due to the rising temperatures of the water. It is essential that urgent action is taken now. That is why the United Nations launched the Decade of Ocean Science. From 2021 to 2030 the UN hope to bring communities together from across the globe to produce exciting research and innovative solutions to help our Oceans.
The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods is the theme for this years Oceans Day. The UN’s live stream event will begin here. With a range of speakers and thought-leaders, they will be covering important topics including: Oceanic Discoveries, Humanity’s Relationship with the Ocean, A Changing Ocean and Passing Down Knowledge. All are crucial to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 14 to ‘conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources’ by 2030.
The entire Bare Native team are excited to watch this live stream, which is set to be full of fascinating stories, ideas and research. As our own research into Ocean technology continues behind the scenes, we hope it won’t be long until we can actively join these conversations and share our research. Throughout this decade, we are committed to working within an inclusive environment that can make effective change in the fight to protect our Oceans from the impacts of global warming.