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Ocean Program

Our oceans act as a crucial life-support system for the planet and its inhabitants — soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing a wealth of natural resources, nurturing incredible and mysterious sea creatures, and serving as a playground and place of cultural heritage. Covering 71 percent of Earth’s surface and providing 99 percent of its living space, the ocean often seems invincible. Yet human activity threatens to diminish the myriad services that the ocean provides.


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To address these threats, ELI’s Ocean Program works on the following issues:

        Planning   Integrated marine planning systems

        Fish   Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

        Gulf   Gulf of Mexico restoration and recovery

        Arctic   Arctic offshore natural resources management 

        Seminars   Hosting an Ocean Seminar Series