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OceanCare Blog

An Urgent Reminder: Climate Change As A Security Threat

When scientists first unravelled the evidence of human-induced changes to the environment in the 1970s it was in most cases dismissed as an environmental issue only worthy of marginal attention. It was certainly not until the 1990s that the international community...

Healthy oceans for a healthy planet

Covid-19, a string of letters and numbers none of us had heard of a few months ago, and yet now almost everyone on the planet has them ingrained on their minds. Livelihoods, families, societies, all have been radically changed in a relatively short space of time. Jobs...

Making an educated choice

Only 50 years ago, humans started to realize that we have an effect on our planet. Since then, scientists, policymakers, NGOs and activists have been trying to push people towards change, trying to open our eyes to the fact that mother nature might not be as resilient...

Spain must co-Lead post-pandemic green economy recovery

In June 2018, a breath of fresh air came into the Spanish politics, an air, for the first time in many years, with a sweet green aroma. The new government, chaired by the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez (PSOE, social-democrats), placed the fight against climate change...

Green New Human

Individuals aware of the climate and ecological breakdown Some months ago, OceanCare encouraged me to experiment freely with alternative ways of communicating some of the lessons I learned during my career as a marine conservation biologist. I came up with a set of...

Less ocean noise as a contribution to climate protection

Next Monday, 23 September 2019, hundreds of government representatives, diplomats, representatives of multilateral agreements and organisations, the private sector and civil society will gather in New York on the occasion of the Climate Action Summit convened by UN...

An ocean of change

I was born in Venice Lido, Italy, and as a child I often played on the beach with my mask and dipnet. At sea I found crabs, seahorses, starfish and other treasures that fascinated me. This passion for the sea settled in my heart. At the age of 22 I began to board oceanographic and other vessels to study Mediterranean cetaceans.

Fierce urgency of now – Milestone agreement for ocean conservation.

On March 25th 2019 member states of the United Nations reconvened for the second intergovernmental conference (IGC2) aimed at adopting a new international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and...

The quest for oil in the deep sea!

Commemorating the 9th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster On the 20th of April 2010, the global public held their breath. At a depth of around 1500 metres, a massive rise in pressure led to an unexpected leak of oil and gas, which ignited, exploded and set...