The Next Edge
Follow
Find tag "ocean"
6.7K views | +0 today
The Next Edge
Nurturing the Emergence of a Thrivable Future
Curated by ddrrnt
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by ddrrnt from green infographics
Scoop.it!

Scorecard for the Sea: The Ocean Health Index

Scorecard for the Sea: The Ocean Health Index | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
To feed, employ, and sustain the world, our oceans must first be in good health. It is becoming increasingly clear that humans have a substantial impact on these marine ecosystems, and that these impacts are not just threatening the high-seas, but also the humans that depend on them for their livelihoods and well-being.

The health of our oceans is, therefore, primarily a human concern. But how do we measure the health of something as vast and bewildering as an entire ocean?

For many years, scientists have struggled to find a way to make the concept of ocean health meaningful and measureable. There have been a few breakthroughs but no real solution to allow us to concretely measure if things are getting better or worse and by how much? That is, until now.

Published in last week’s issue of the journal Nature The Ocean Health Index is a groundbreaking tool that allows us to take a look at how we as humans benefit from the big blue. The Index examines social, economic, and ecological factors, scaling both globally and locally to give us an accurate assessment. It finally gives us the baseline we need to measure progress...


Via Lauren Moss
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ddrrnt
Scoop.it!

State of the Ocean.org

State of the Ocean.org | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Currently, the Ocean is in a critical state of health. If it continues to decline, it will reach a point where it can no longer function effectively and our planet will be unable to sustain the ecosystems that support humankind."

 

shared by @DavidHodgson

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ddrrnt from The Big Picture
Scoop.it!

Introducing the Ocean Health Index

Introducing the Ocean Health Index | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Comparing different parts of the world's oceans, the index weighs whether the human activity there is sustainable or in need of better management.

Via Flora Moon, David Hodgson
more...
No comment yet.