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Better data, healthier oceans – new technology enables collection of more vital information

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With the livelihoods of an estimated three billion people dependent on the oceans, it’s no surprise that issues like climate change, habitat loss and other alarming ocean health trends are quickly rising to the top of the global agenda. But gaining a clear picture of what’s happening in the oceans is easier said than done. Less than five percent of the oceans are effectively monitored, according to observations published by the World Economic Forum, leaving “a pressing need to gather data at higher frequency, quality and variety” in order to set adequate ocean health management policies.

Luckily, new technologies, approaches, and players – including ‘citizen scientists’ and private sector supporters – are lining up to help fill this ocean data chasm.

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SEA-NN (SEA News Network) news portal highlights marine sustainability, and pressing issues that need attention, above water and below the surface. It also reports on the global rollout of floating Seabin rubbish bins at Wärtsilä locations.
In order to help secure the future of our fragile planet, we need more dialogue on what kind of an impact our choices and actions have on the health of the seas and oceans of the world. We need more information on the problems we are facing but also the solutions available to us – this is what the SEA-NN portal is all about.
This site is part of Wärtsilä’s Future of the Seas initiative along with the Seabin Project partnership.