Despite covering 70% of the planet's surface, we are only beginning to understand the seascapes, species, and processes of the world's changing oceans. We are at a critical juncture where 'planet ocean' is now entering the Anthropocene. To close this gap, new geospatial technologies are playing a crucial role in addressing many ocean challenges, including marine ecology, resource management, and ocean conservation.
In this webinar, Duke University scientist Pat Halpin and his colleagues will describe the exciting developments in ocean science and technology, and how they are being used to support ocean health and sustainable use. These new advances in technology are informing the development of new ocean governance with the development of the new implementation agreement for the Law of the Sea as well as helping to set priorities for the emerging UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development launching in 2021.