About oceans and seas

We live on a blue planet, with oceans and seas covering more than 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface.

Oceans feed us, regulate our climate, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe. They also serve as the foundation for much of the world’s economy, supporting sectors from tourism to fisheries to international shipping.

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People and partners

Our work to protect oceans and seas is spread across several parts of the organization, and is implemented with a number of external partners.

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