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Covering about 70% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean is home to thousands of species living in a variety of habitats. It plays a critical role in both the Earth’s climate system and the carbon cycle. While there is increasing public awareness that human activity can cause global and long-lasting effects on the environment, the consequences of anthropogenic impacts on the ocean remain relatively unknown and un-discussed.
Scientists have identified five major challenges
(Climate Change, Overfishing, Invasive Species, Pollution, and Acidification)
to the oceans. This introductory lecture will give attendees a general
overview of how these challenges are impacting oceans, as well as discuss
the solutions and technologies being used to tackle this global issue.
We hope to improve your understanding of the issues impacting the oceans
and how these relate to humans.
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