Human Impacts on the ocean

The Ocean Atlas was produced in 2017.  It contains eye-catching graphics and helpful illustrations with interesting facts and figures about human impacts on the ocean. 

Chapters include:

  • The microplastic problem
  • The danger of declining diversity
  • How the ocean slows climate change
  • Warming waters and rising risks
  • Exploitation and protected areas
  • Who owns the ocean?

Fore more information click here.


The German Advisory Council on Global Change 

The German Advisory Council on Global Change is an independent advisory body which provides scientific policy advice to the German Government. It regularly publishes reports on a variety of issues to do with global change, ocean governance and sustainability. On their website, there are report summaries as well as comprehensive reports and Commissioned Expert’s Studies.

Its publications can be found here.

Some relevant publications can be found here: (they are published in both German and English)


Summary of the First Global Integrated Marine Assessment 


Sustainable Development

The UN Sustainable Development Goals can be found here.


Law of the Sea 

For more information about the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea click here.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 


Fisheries and Marine Science


Consumers care about sustainability—and back it up with their wallets – a joint study from McKinsey and NielsenIQ examines sales growth for products that claim to be environmentally and socially responsible