Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

With successful reproduction and recruitment fundamental to the continued persistence of fish populations under future climate conditions, understanding the physiological mechanisms – including taxonomic and population variation – wherein high temperatures lead to reduced reproductive performance is crucial to identify and remediate any reproductive impairment caused by warming aquatic habitats. Future endocrine studies have an important role to play to that end, as understanding the hormone mechanisms that underlie reproductive inhibition at high temperature, as well as extending our understanding of those mechanisms to consider the potential ability for fish to acclimate either through prior developmental thermal experience or via transgenerational and epigenetic mechanisms (e.g., Veilleux et al., 2018), will be crucial for predicting how wild fish populations will be affected by climate warming. The results presented here and elsewhere for other species (e.g., Alix et al., 2020; Servili et al., 2020) have a crucial role to play by serving as a foundation to guide future research into how extreme warm temperatures predicted under future climate scenarios will impact fish reproduction.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

An overview of more than 6000 chemicals reported to be found in plastics and the challenges and gaps in assessing their impacts on the environment and human health along the life cycle of plastic products.

The Lancet Regional Health - Europe, Volume 9, 2021,100231,

This Series Viewpoint discusses how a lateral approach to public health can advance systemic resilience to climate change.

The Physical Oceanography of the Arctic Mediterranean Sea, Exploration, Observations, Interpretations, 2022, Pages 433-477

This book chapter advances SDG 14 by explaining the significant change in the exploration, study, and understanding of the oceanography of the Arctic Mediterranean. The first SCISEX cruise with USS Pargo 1993 indicated that the salinity and temperature in the upper layer of the Eurasian Basin were higher than previously reported, while the upper layer salih upward-looking sonars, and when the newly observed thicknesses were compared with those measured 30 years earlier, they indicated that the mean ice thickness had been reduced by about 40%. Suddenly change rather than constancy became the focus, and observations spread over time, which previously had been used to describe the mean circulation and the mean state, now acquired a time dimension.
Proposal to make aquaculture more sustainable.Sustainable intensification of existing systems for increasing accessibility of aquatic foods, based on scaling of proven but infrequently adopted interventions, could contribute substantially to realizing sustainability goals in aquaculture.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021

A critical overview of the key challenges specifically related to (micro)plastics as they may undermine the implementation of sustainable strategies and action plans required to achieve the UN SDGs.
Research evaluating mitigation techniques against climate change damage on coastal ecosystems.
The study analyses Vanuata’s legal/policy approaches to climate impacts and the limitations of UNFCCC negotiations have prompted the state to consider climate litigation. Policy solutions suggest that Oceanic people remain actively resistant rather than passive victims of a changing climate.