#RevitalizeTheOcean: World Oceans Day 2022
Help #RevitalizeTheOcean and celebrate this year’s World Oceans Day. Organised by the United Nations, the 8th of June is awash with all-things oceanic. The blue planet is called blue for a reason – 70% lies beneath the waves of the oceans, which produce 50–80% of the oxygen we breathe and contain over 50% of all life on Earth. However, a man-made tsunami of overfishing, pollution, and global warming threatens to cause a tidal wave of destruction to marine life and ecosystems. This year’s theme is Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean. Surf our selection of seven seas solutions and dive into the deep blue below.
Ocean Nourishment: can phytoplankton help solve the climate emergency?
Australian company Ocean Nourishment has pioneered the scientific exploration of macronutrient enhancement of primary productivity (ocean phytoplankton) in the world oceans for enhanced carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Their work has focused on large-scale carbon sequestration and also the co-benefits of reduced surface ocean acidification and enhanced protein from small pelagic fisheries.
Find out more about the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and sustainable aquaculture. Cefas is a world leader in marine science and technology, providing innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security.
Monitoring microbial hazards of shellfish using nanopore sequencing
Microbial hazards in the marine environment can negatively impact the production of aquatic organisms or contaminate seafood, posing a threat to consumers. This project aims to develop new detection tools based on nanopore sequencing to monitor harmful microalgae as well as human and shellfish pathogens, using a one health approach.