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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
ClimateOceans

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
Deep-Sea Mineral Platform
EnergyICTOceans

Staying ahead of the battery boom

To meet the growing demand for seabed minerals and create the space needed for mineral sourcing manufacturers and metal markets to take thoughtful action on this topic, the World Economic Forum has launched the Deep-Sea Minerals Dialogue.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Fresh water shortage
OceansWater

Keeping a vital lifeline flowing worldwide

Within 10 years there will be a 40% shortage of fresh water. New filtration processes, higher efficiency pumps and wastewater treatment units are among the many innovations that are needed to take on the challenge of ensuring a safe, stable supply of fresh water.

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Source: Forbes
Clean shipping
EnergyOceans

Developing fuel cells for ships

Under a joint development agreement, Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy will design and develop fuel cell-powered ships. Fuel cells create electricity through an electrochemical reaction without combusting the fuel, potentially cutting NOx and SOx emissions by 99%.

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Source: Offshore Energy
Offshore wind energy
EnergyOceans

A vision for 1,400 GW by 2050

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. Going beyond current offshore wind forecasts, that would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Source: Global Wind Energy Council