Acknowledging the role that ocean ecosystems play in making our world healthy and resilient

Life on our planet would not be possible without healthy oceans and their coastal ecosystems. Our oceans provide a foundation for global industry, commerce, and international trade. In addition, the planet’s populations’ depend on the oceans as a source of food, as well as an anchor point for their cultural and socioeconomic existence. Healthy oceans play an important role in protecting global populations from the growing impacts of a changing planet.