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Turning seawater into drinking water with clean energy
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Turning seawater into drinking water with clean energy

According to the UN, there will be a 40% deficit in freshwater by 2030. Desalination can address this issue but current methods use fossil fuels and chemicals that pollute the ocean. Start-up Desolenator uses solar energy to distill seawater and even contaminated water into clean, fresh drinking water.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Remote sensing technologies to detect marine plastic litter
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Remote sensing technologies to detect marine plastic litter

Tons of plastic ends up in our oceans and it has a devastating impact on marine biodiversity. Field samplings and models only provide a small part of the answer about how and where plastics really enter the ocean. Remote sensing through satellites, drones and fixed cameras can enhance this understanding.

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Source: VITO
Restoring the ocean’s health is vital in tackling climate change
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Restoring the ocean’s health is vital in tackling climate change

The ocean contains over 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere and covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface. It absorbs about a quarter of the COwe release every year, but can also release it back. This is all part of an ongoing air-sea exchange of CO2, which will determine future climate conditions.

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Source: SDG Action
The controversial climate solution under the ocean
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The controversial climate solution under the ocean

Mineral deposits on the seafloor could be used to deliver vitally needed clean energy. But their extraction could contribute to global warming and impact biodiversity. Biologists, conservationists, environmentalists, manufacturers and suppliers are grappling with a difficult paradox.

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Source: Time
Technology can help achieve crucial 30% ocean protection
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Technology can help achieve crucial 30% ocean protection

A key component for averting climate disaster is successful protection of at least 30% of the world’s oceans. A total area more than 11 times the size of the United States. Securing such a vast area, to monitor both illegal activities and the movements of marine species, requires new cutting-edge technology.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Protecting the ocean is key to fighting climate change
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Protecting the ocean is key to fighting climate change

Trawler fishing releases as much CO2 from the sea bed as is emitted through global aviation. A different approach to ocean management would reduce these emissions, while preserving marine biodiversity and our supply of seafood. This requires increasing protected ocean area from its current 7% to at least 30%.

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Source: World Economic Forum