We’ve compiled the following outside sources into annotated bibliographies to provide more information on ocean-centric research topics. This information is not original research. Instead, our research pages are intended to help filter through the vast amount of information on ocean subjects.
Ocean and Climate Change
While the concept of the Blue Economy continues to change and adapt, economic development in the ocean and coastal communities can be designed to serve as a basis for sustainable development around the world.
Underwater Cultural Heritage
We are all connected by the ocean. We depend on it for food, recreation and many livelihoods.
Plastic Ocean Pollution
Plastic, the most common form of persistent marine debris, is one of the most pressing issues in marine ecosystems.
We at The Ocean Foundation have a long-standing relationship with the municipality of Loreto in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Seagrasses are flowering plants that grow in shallow waters along the coasts of every continent except Antarctica. Seagrasses provide critical ecosystem services and are a reliable source for carbon sequestration.
Blue carbon is the carbon dioxide captured by the world’s ocean and coastal ecosystems, stored in the form of biomass and sediments from mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows.
The health of the Sargasso Sea provides a foundation for economic activities outside of the area. Species of economic interest, such as eel, billfish, whales and turtles rely on the Sargasso Sea.
Human Rights and The Ocean
Human rights violations occur not only on land, but also at sea. Human trafficking, corruption, exploitation, and other violations, combined with a lack of policing and proper laws, is the reality of much ocean activity.
Ocean Literacy and Conservation Behavior Change
Our ocean literacy research page provides current data and trends regarding ocean literacy and behavior change and identifies gaps that we can fill with our Community Ocean Engagement Global Initiative.
In pursuit of our goals to increase ocean health while protecting fishing communities, The Ocean Foundation has worked long and hard with our fellow marine conservation philanthropists.
Seabed Mining (SBM) is a growing industrial field that involves extracting submerged minerals and deposits from the sea floor. To date, mining for sand, tin and diamonds has been generally limited to shallow coastal waters.
The ocean absorbs a significant portion of our carbon dioxide emissions, which is changing the chemistry of the ocean at an unprecedented rate in a process known as ocean acidification.
Aquaculture makes a substantial contribution to our food supplies, so it must be done in a way that is sustainable.
Ocean and Climate Change
As concerns about climate change increase, the interrelationship between the ocean and climate change must be recognized, understood, and incorporated into governmental policies.