Our natural ecosystems are undergoing rapid change resulting in the deterioration of biodiversity and the associated ecosystem functions and services that underpin our very existence. These rapid changes do not only challenge the future for humans, but also our current scientific understanding is lagging behind, calling for new interdisciplinary approaches to understand current trajectories of change. It also highlights the growing role of basic science in underpinning decision making.
Knowledge is crucial to solving the global biodiversity and climate crisis, in which the oceans play a key role. The United Nations has designated 2021-2030 as the Decade of the Oceans.
Do you want to be a part of the solution?