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Title: Marine Life 2030: Building Global Knowledge of Marine Life for Local Action in the Ocean Decade
Abstract People depend on biodiversity—the heart of healthy ecosystems—in many ways and every day of our lives. Yet usable knowledge of marine life is a missing link in the way we have designed marine observing and information systems. We lack critical biodiversity information to inform sustainable development from local levels to global scales—information on Essential Ocean Variables such as how many types and how much plankton, seagrasses, macro-algae, mangroves, corals and other invertebrates, fish, turtles, birds, and mammals are in any location at any one time, the value we may derive from that combination of organisms, and how this is changing with time and why. Marine Life 2030 is a program endorsed by the Ocean Decade to develop a coordinated system to deliver such actionable, transdisciplinary knowledge of ocean life to those who need it, promoting human well-being, sustainable development, and ocean conservation. Marine Life 2030 is an open network that invites partners to join us with ideas and energy to connect communities, programs, and sectors into a global, interoperable network, transforming the observation and forecasting of marine life for the future and for the benefit of all people.  more » « less
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Marine Technology Society Journal
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112 to 113
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National Science Foundation
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