Humans generate deafening noise under water. This has fatal consequences for marine life which relies on acoustic senses for orientation, communication or searching for prey.
OceanCare has been a loud voice for quieter seas since 2002. We ensure that noise pollution is addressed by governments and international bodies and we engage to reduce noise emissions.
Plastic pollutes the ocean long before we use it. And for a long time afterwards. It is harmful throughout its entire life cycle – from its production and use, to its disposal.
OceanCare tackles the plastic problem at its roots. We advocate for a global legally binding plastic treaty that regulates plastics at each stage of its life cycle.
The deep-sea is the largest biosphere on the planet – and home to an immeasurable number of fascinating species. This mysterious habitat is under threat: pollution, overfishing and climate change are already causing massive damage to the deep-sea. Now another danger is looming in the form of deep-sea mining. Mining for precious minerals in the deep sea can have devastating consequences.
The ocean is the blue lung of our planet. It stores around a third of the CO2 from the atmosphere generated by humans and produces half of the oxygen we breathe. The ocean also absorbs much of the excess heat that accumulates in the Earth’s system. Ocean conservation also means climate protection.