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World oceans, a cornucopia of goods and services

Year: 2013 Author: GRID-Arendal
Throughout the course of history, humans have been drawn to coastal areas to enjoy the bounty of the sea. As much as 40 per cent of the world’s population now lives within 100 kilometres of the shoreline (Martínez, et al., 2007) and this population continues to grow – increasing our reliance and impact on the ocean and coast. Two thirds of the world’s megacities are on the coast.
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Transportation emission
Oil spills from 1970 to 2010
Spots of potential for wave energy harvest
Public finance mechanisms across stages of technological development
Nitrogen sources to watershed exports to the oceans
Development in Offshore wind capacity
Estimated ecosystem services value
World cargo shipping lanes