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Updates & New Voluntary Commitments
Progress update
Science to Support SDG-14 Goals, #OceanAction23266
The SCOR GEOTRACES project completed and made available its 2017 Intermediate Data Product, which contains data from the first 6 years of GEOTRACES cruises. The new data product expands on the collection of results from the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, released in 2014, and adds newer data from the Pacific and Southern Oceans. It contains trace elem [more]
Progress update
Science to Support SDG-14 Goals, #OceanAction23266
SCOR provided support for 2 POGO-SCOR Fellows in 2017 and 2 in 2018. Additional information about the program can be found at http://www.marinetraining.eu/POGOSCOR18.
Progress update
Science to Support SDG-14 Goals, #OceanAction23266
SCOR sent our 5 Visiting Scholars in 2017 and has selected 7 Visiting Scholars for 2018. For more information about the program, see http://www.scor-int.org/SCOR_Visiting_Scholars.htm.
Progress update
Supporting the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, #OceanAction20274
Ocean Conservancy's work supporting the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance) is well underway. In 2017, we hired a full-time fellow who works closely with OA Alliance leadership to recruit new members and support development of members' OA Action Plans. The fellow has supported the OA Alliance's presence at several int [more]
New Commitment
Stronger commitment to dolphin protection, #OceanAction24394
Hotelplan Suisse is strengthening its cooperation with the Swiss NGO OceanCare, with a particular focus on dolphin protection. The aim is to advise customers against visiting dolphinaria and swimming with dolphins by educating and raising awareness of the issue. Such activities will no longer be advertised. Hotelplan Suisse and OceanCare aim to ra [more]
New Commitment
Tethered Plastic Cap Solution Implementation WorldWide, #OceanAction24354
ThisCap's goal is to implement, within the single use bottle industry, a tethered plastic cap solution that can be used on ALL beverage and chemical containers. Our patented innovation will prevent more than 5 Billion Plastic Caps each day from entering Earth's Wildlife Habitats.
New Commitment
Closed Loop Ocean Funding Mechanism, #OceanAction24196
Closed Loop Oceans is designed to fund waste management and recycling solutions in Southeast Asia, with a focus on investments to improve collection, sorting and recycling markets that prevent plastics from entering the environment. Nearly half of the plastic that flows into the ocean every year an estimated eight million metric tons escapes f [more]
New Commitment
Concept Design of Robotic Solar Powered Barges to Filter and Remove Oceanic Plastic, #OceanAction24152
A realistic and feasible solution to clean up the trillions of pieces of plastic garbage now building in massive Ocean Gyres around the World. Envisage a fleet of Solar Robotic Barges (SRBs) perpetually sailing between Oceanic Plastic Garbage Gyres and processing ports established as close as possible. The SRBs are guided by a combination of [more]
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