Oceans are responsible for supporting some 3 billion people producing $3 trillion in the global economy, but more than that, they house an abundance of plants and animals and are critical to the balancing of the weather and climate of the Earth. The Oceans are important, and it is equally important that we do our best to protect, preserve, and enhance them because our fate is tied to them.
Fortunately, with the help of information technology enabling data collection and analysis, we are beginning to better understand this complex environment and how to target our efforts to protect it.
Our oceans are in crisis thanks to pollution, plastics and rising temperatures. Can new technologies pull us back from the brink – or will they make things worse?