Second World Ocean Assessment is afloat
CSIRO’s contribution to the United Nations’ Second World Ocean Assessment has showcased Australia’s world-leading marine science expertise.
Over 70 per cent of Earth’s surface is ocean. The ocean drives our weather, and influences both land and marine ecosystems. It is highly complex and of huge value to communities around the globe. Decisions that support a sustainable future for the ocean must account for this complexity and mitigate potential impacts at local, national and international scales. To help decision-makers navigate these complex waters, the United Nations has launched the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II).