Appreciating Our Waters on World Oceans Day

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Today is World Oceans Day and serves as an opportunity to reflect on the significance and impact the oceans have on our life.   

What the Ocean Provides 

The ocean provides invaluable resources to the 7.6 billion people on earth and the billions more organisms that inhabit the planet. It is an integral resource in balancing our weather systems and the natural climate cycles.

According to a 2017 NASA report, “Over the last ten years, one-fourth of human-emissions of carbon dioxide as well as 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans. Acting like a massive sponge, the oceans pull from the atmosphere heat, carbon dioxide and other gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons, oxygen and nitrogen and store them in their depths for decades to centuries and millennia.”  

What’s more, many statistics show our dependence as humans on the oceans in order to live and flourish.  

•  80% of people live near the shore  

•  90% of goods are transported by ocean  

•  97% of earth’s water is in the oceans (& lakes)  

•  98 -99% of habitable earth is underwater  

•  Infinite clean tidal, wave and wind energy  

Ocean economy is expected to double by 2030 to $3 trillion. At TMA BlueTech, we have AquaOptimismTM about ocean and water.  The companies and technologies that are allowing us to have visibility into the activities of the ocean are also providing solution to solve some of the issues faced by the incredible burden increased population puts on the world ocean.  We are optimistic that academia, government, and industry can come together and find the best way forward with a science-based approach.  The triple bottom-line uses the people, planet, and profit.  There is no better example of this coming together than the Ocean.*

Join the Blue Voice 

 Learn more about the initiatives developed around protecting our oceans and advocating for our planet! Here are some of the programs to follow or donate to.  

World Economic Forum Ocean Dialogues 

Mission Blue Marine Protected Areas and Hope Spot Efforts 

BluHope Marine Plastics Campaign  

TMA BlueTech Events  

 

In the end, we are reminded that we have one Ocean and we unite today with a global “Blue Voice” to work together to promote a sustainable, science based approach to Ocean Industry. 

 

*https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2598/nasa-mit-study-evaluates-efficiency-of-oceans-as-heat-sink-atmospheric-gases-sponge/ 

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