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Welcome to the Marine Division

The earth’s ocean and coastal ecosystems play a crucial role in maintaining the global environmental equilibrium. Healthy and productive oceans provide essential services to human communities, supporting economic wellbeing, and human health. These include: providing food, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, a source of non living resources for energy and trade, recreation and tourism, culture and playing a critical role in regulating the earth’s climate.

Human activities are putting the Blue World under increasing pressure. The resulting changes in the marine environment are occurring at a faster pace than anticipated, affecting especially the most vulnerable marine ecosystems. Through capacity development, assessment initiatives and innovative communication and facilitation tools and processes, the Marine Division promotes responsible and sustainable management of our oceans and coasts by addressing issues of sovereignty, natural resource management, coastal habitat conservation and a transition to a green economy.

News & updates

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Marine Newsletter #6 2014 – June
Highlights from the Marine Division at GRID-Arendal for June 2014
Tuesday 01 Jul 2014
Marine Newsletter #5 2014 – May
Highlights from the Marine Division at GRID-Arendal for May 2014
Tuesday 03 Jun 2014
Marine Newsletter #4 2014 – April
Highlights from the Marine Division at GRID-Arendal for April 2014
Friday 02 May 2014
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News from EarthWire/marine

Marina objectors prepare for fight
06 Jan 2014 | www.nzherald.co.nz
Price of bluefin tuna falls at Tokyo auction
05 Jan 2014 | www.theguardian.com
The good, the bad and the ugly (opinion)
04 Jan 2014 | www.nzherald.co.nz
Australia protests over shark 'cull'
04 Jan 2014 | www.bbc.co.uk