All Research Digests:

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  • A Primer on Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity
  • Although frequently viewed as siloed crises, climate change and biodiversity are inextricably connected, particularly in the ocean. Understanding these interconnections is key to addressing these twin threats and implementing solutions with higher likelihood of success.

  • Sewage Pollution Primer
  • This primer provides an orientation to sewage pollution and the threats that this largely unmonitored and understudied issue presents to ocean health, human health, and coastal economies and livelihoods.

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  • Blue Solutions: Seagrass Ecosystems as an Alternative to Built Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure
  • This digest focuses on a groundbreaking study that identifies ways seagrasses mitigate disease risks for both humans and marine organisms, underscoring how these ecosystems could provide a ‘blue solution’ for sewage pollution.

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  • Sewage Pollution Threatens the Safety of the Global Seafood Supply
  • This study synopsis indicates that sewage pollution may contaminate downstream food sources from far distances and be more prevalent in seafood than previously realized.

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  • Sewage In Our Seas: Unmonitored and Unregulated
  • This report explores ocean sewage pollution through the lens of five country-level case studies focused on Australia, Fiji, Honduras, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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  • The State of FIPs in 2020: Findings from the Global Landscape Review
  • Over the past 15 years, fishery improvement projects (FIPs) have become the most widespread approach for using the leverage of the seafood industry to support fisheries on a path toward sustainability.

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  • New Study Finds Ocean is an Economic Force in Need of More Protection
  • A multi-country public opinion survey indicates widespread public recognition of threats to the ocean and support for protective measures. This post previews the study’s key findings and provides access to the global and country-level reports for readers to learn more.

  • The Ocean’s Role in Solving the Climate Crisis
  • Mark Michelin, Director at CEA Consulting, contributed analysis to the recent High Level Panel report. He reviews this analysis to unpack how ocean-based measures could provide up to 21% of emissions reductions required by 2050 to limit warming to 1.5°C.

  • Unpacking the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere
  • We analyze the most recent IPCC report which outlines how climate change is affecting the global ocean and the Earth’s ice, and associated implications for marine ecosystems and human communities.