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December 31, 2015

Launching the Grand Challenges for Ocean Conservation

Publisher(s): World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Conservation X Labs, FURTHER, SecondMuse



The ten most pressing Grand Challenges in Oceans Conservation were identified at the Oceans Big Think and described in a detailed working document:

  1. A Blue Revolution for Oceans: Reengineering Aquaculture for Sustainability
  2. Ending and Recovering from Marine Debris
  3. Transparency and Traceability from Sea to Shore:  Ending Overfishing
  4. Protecting Critical Ocean Habitats: New Tools for Marine Protection
  5. Engineering Ecological Resilience in Near Shore and Coastal Areas
  6. Reducing the Ecological Footprint of Fishing through Smarter Gear
  7. Arresting the Alien Invasion: Combating Invasive Species
  8. Combatting the Effects of Ocean Acidification
  9. Ending Marine Wildlife Trafficking
  10. Reviving Dead Zones: Combating Ocean Deoxygenation and Nutrient Runoff