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Ocean Health Index

Scaling Positive Impact - 'ApHRICA' to Revolutionize Understanding of Ocean Acidification

XPRIZE | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green

By Matthew Mulrennan The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOAON) with approximate locations for 'ApHRICA', a pilot project to deploy oc...

World Oceans Day: Ocean Acidification (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses the problem of ocean acidification and explains why its often referred to as "osteoporosis of the sea."

Prizes and Innovation Can Save Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green

What would you do with $10 million to incentivize breakthrough technologies to save our oceans?

World Catching On to Importance of Blue Economy

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

Humans have always depended on the "blue" covering most of our planet. Yet only recently have we become more aware of the magnitude of our impacts -- and realized what we must do to conserve and be able to continue to benefit from these waters.

Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica's Health Matters

Greg Stone | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Whether or not you have ever eaten a piece of Antarctic fish or a krill oil dietary supplement, this spectacular place is meaningful to your life. The stark beauty of its land and sea matter to us, as do the lives of the iconic animals that call it home.

The Five Biggest Threats to Our Oceans

Greg Stone | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

When I give talks about how we have degraded our oceans to the cusp of catastrophe, people often ask me what they can do. If you want to save the oceans, by all means eat only sustainably sourced fish and stop using plastic shopping bags that become ocean detritus.

Ocean Health Check-Up Will Help Brazil Captain Its Own Course for More Productive Seas

Greg Stone | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

We are all aware of the country's natural bounty on land -- the Amazon river and rainforest -- but you may not know that the lives of Brazilian people are also deeply entwined with ocean health.

From Gut Feeling to Science: Ocean Health Index Releases Annual Scores

Greg Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Greg Stone

The Ocean Health Index puts my gut feeling into a quantitative assessment of the impact of ocean health on human well-being. And because a thriving ocean is the most productive ocean, it defines the health of our oceans both now and in the future.

Rio+20 Is Our Chance to Recognize the Benefits Healthy Oceans Have for People

Greg Stone | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

Ocean ecosystems and health have been in a state of decline for quite some time, but we have not appreciated or acknowledged how this decline will affect future generations' access to food, livelihoods, safe coastal places to live, cultural identity and other benefits.