The world’s oceans not only cover three quarters of its surface, they also drive the global systems that sustain all life. Weather and climate, rain and drinking water, our food supply and even the oxygen we breathe – all are ultimately regulated or provided by the sea.
With an estimated 95% of the marine world remainaining unexplored, there is much to learn from this largely unknown world that exists on our doorstep.
Propelled by climate crisis, land resource depletion, biodiversity loss, and a raft of socio-economic challenges and opportunities, marine research is accelerating. Depending on the outcomes of these efforts – to unlock the secrets of the deep, apply the lessons in medicine and industry, and cultivate a sustainable blue economy – humanity’s reliance on the oceans may only increase.
Some of the topics discussed include:
- Blue economy
- Deep research
- And more!