Oceans & Seas

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
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 150-159.

This critical review evaluates environmental microplastic research methodologies. Developing standardized sampling techniques may advance the efficiency, accuracy and ease of future microplastic research. Improved understanding of microplastic impacts will advance progress towards multiple SDG's.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 321-326.

Directly relevant to SDG 14 (life below water) and 12 (responsible consumption and production), this review explores the abundance, distribution and composition of microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 110, January 2019, Pages 116-128.

Supporting SDG 14 (life below water) and 12 (responsible consumption and production), this review outlines recent advances in freshwater micro-nano plastic research methods.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry,
Volume 112,
2019,
Pages 52-65

Supporting SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research), this review provides a roadmap of current analytical methods for microplastic and nanoplastic research. Enhanced research capabilities in this area may in turn support progress towards SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
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.
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.
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,

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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