Mapping and communication
Developing innovative tools to communicate using maps
The first World Ocean Assessment (WOA) is a report on the state of the planet’s oceans. It is the product of the first cycle of the Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects, which was established after the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development.
This Story Map offers an overview of the results
of the first WOA in a framework that distinguishes driving forces, pressures,
states, impacts and responses (called the “DPSIR framework”). The DPSIR
framework provides a structure to broadly examine the state of the world’s
oceans and reflects the relationship between the marine environment and human