Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly
three-quarters of our planet, and hold 97% of the planet's water. They produce ...
Conservation of ocean environments, seas, coasts, the coral reefs and their
magnicient diversity of marine animals and plants.
study the ocean, and the instruments used for research. The first lesson will focus
on the importance of the ocean. Why is the ocean important to every individual ...
Click on the dots to discover some surprising reasons we're all connected to the
oceans. Keeping the world's oceans healthy is important for all of us — whether ...
Importance of the Ocean Throughout history humans have been directly or
indirectly influenced by the oceans. Ocean waters serve as a source of food.
The oceans cover over 70% of the Earth's surface, carry out about 50% of global
primary production and support the greatest biodiversity on the planet. They are ...
14 percent of U.S. counties that are adjacent to the coast produce 45 percent of
the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), with close to three million jobs (one in
These are just a few examples of the importance of the ocean to life on land.
Explore them in greater detail to understand why we must keep the ocean
The oceans have long been recognized as one of humanity's most important
natural resources. Their vastness has made them appear to be limitless sources
It has thus been hailed as the most important international achievement since the
... Prepared by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of ...