Ocean Programme2024-02-06T16:42:21+00:00

Ocean Programme

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Building a flourishing future for ocean life

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The ocean is fundamentally important to life on Earth. From its glittering turquoise shallows to its inky depths, the ocean makes up 97 per cent of the liveable space on our planet, home to an estimated 2.2 million species, and supports the livelihoods of over three billion people. Ocean currents are key to global weather patterns, while processes in the ocean produce half of the world’s oxygen, and ocean ecosystems absorb a quarter of the carbon dioxide and over 90 per cent of the heat emitted by humanity.