Why an “Ocean and Climate” platform?

The ocean is a key element of the global climate system, but so far it has been relatively absent from discussions on climate change. For all of us participating in the Ocean and Climate Platform, it is essential to include the ocean among the issues and challenges discussed in the context of climate negotiations.

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Diatoms are efficient transporters of carbon to the deep oceans

The oceans play a major role in climate regulation, especially because they are able to exchange carbon dioxide (CO2) with the atmosphere. Biological processes are helpful for picking up CO2 in the surface waters. Indeed, thank to photosynthesis microalgae elaborate organic carbon by picking up CO2 in the surface waters. Because organic matter is denser than seawater this organic matter…

Which next steps for OurOcean ? At European Parliament on January 10

10 January 2018, 1.30 to 3.30 pm European Parliament, Brussels   The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament, in collaboration with the Ocean and Climate Platform, are organising a conference on “Which next steps for OurOcean?” to present the results of the Our Ocean Conference 2017 while reflecting upon the potential next steps for action. Register,…

The Ocean revealed, a new scientific book about the Ocean

The ocean covers 70% of the surface of our planet, it plays a major role in regulating the Earth’s climate and is home to a multitude of species, many of which we have yet to discover. The ocean is crucial for the functioning of life on Earth. With global change, many issues have emerged, and the consequences of these in…