Happy World Oceans Day to all of our followers and friends!
Oceans are essential for the survival of all life forms on Earth. It is really important that each and every one of us play a role in protecting and preserving our oceans. We can do that in so many ways both individually and collectively.
This is the Ocean Decade. The vision of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) is the “science we need for the ocean we want”.
At the DCU Water Institute we are leading a number of marine research projects that work towards understanding current human impacts on the oceans and to understand the rate of change at which these are taking place, all of which are related to SDG14 Life Below Water. The science so far is telling us that we need to change the way we treat the oceans because they keep the world’s climate stable, produce half of the planet’s oxygen, sustains billions of livelihoods, and helps drive the global economy.
Some of the marine projects at the Water Institute are:
One of the most important aspects of addressing marine challenges is to look at the source to sea approach Found here which is the starting point for many downstream and marine problems. The Water Institute’s freshwater research continues to lead in many areas such as emerging chemicals of concern, eDNA, micro/nano plastics and pesticides. This research will help to understand the interconnectedness of all water bodies and will play a key role in developing innovations to improve and address marine ocean challenges we face today and in the future.
If you are interested in any of our projects or partnering on any research collaborations please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org