Ocean Focus – Global Action Plan Required To Protect the Oceans

An interdisciplinary European collaboration, the Seas Oceans and Public Health In Europe (SOPHIE) Project, which NUI Galway is part of, has outlined the initial steps that a wide range of organisations could take to work together to protect the largest connected ecosystem on Earth. The paper, co-authored by Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton and published in the American Journal of Public Health, called for the current United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to act as a meaningful catalyst for global change, reminding the public that ocean health is intricately linked to human health.

Read more in Ocean Focus.