Oceans & Seas

This special issue contributes to SDG 14 (life below water). Exploring marine ecosystem and conservation research surrounding deep-seabed mining and plastic debris, mangroves, coral reefs, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), sustainable consumption, and the importance of women in ocean science, developing greater understandings of marine ecosystems and how best to protect them. 

Elsevier,

Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 171, 1 April 2019, Pages 28-36,

This article contributes to SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 14 (life below water), highlighting the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as effective instruments to conserve biodiversity and its resources.
Elsevier,

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 4, 17 April 2019, Pages 1006-1027.

This research develops SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land). A new recycling process of the common plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) could help with the urgent problem of ever-increasing amounts of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment.
Contributing to goal 14 (life below water), this paper addresses the long-term process from conceptualisation to operationalisation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries in Uruguayan Small-Scale Fisheries. It was nominated for the May 2018 Elsevier Atlas Award.
Advancing goals 7 and 14, this article examines the potential ecological effects of submarine power cables during installation, operation and decommissioning phases and sets recommendations for better monitoring and mitigation of the most significant impacts
This article focuses on SDG 14 (life below water). This commentary discusses the recent United Nations meetings which prepare international legally binding instruments focussed on the protection of biodiversity in waters beyond National Jurisdiction.
Elsevier,

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 34, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 57-68.

In support of global conservation targets SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG15 (life on land), the Aichi Targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity have provided a set of clear conservation targets. The authors argue that scenarios and models are not currently being used to their full potential.
This solution-focused report — the fourth in its series — offers 10 new markets which could help get the Global Goals back on track, such as blockchain-based land rights for Goal 10 and energy-efficient cooling for Goal 13. The report aims to demonstrate how global sustainability challenges and risks can be seen as opportunities.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 34, October 2018, Pages 54-61.

There is a need to broaden the measures used to determine marine management effectiveness, especially in the context of achieving the SDGs. To advance goal 14, this article urges governments to pay more attention to new governance tools, including open innovation, when formulating new policy aimed at building future scenarios of economic resilience involving marine resource use.
Elsevier,

Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 33, Issue 12, 2018, Pages 936-944.
 

This research directly relates to SDG 13 (climate action ) and SDG 14 (life below water). The authors here argue that we need to identify the coral reefs that are less vulnerable to climate change as they may be best positioned to survive and thus regenerate degraded coral reefs in the future.

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