The health of oceans ecosystems is absolutely essential to
Roughly two in five humans depend on fish as a primary source of animal protein, and
Marine organisms are integral to almost all biogeochemical processes that sustain the
Protection & Restoration
Natural services provided by ocean and coastal ecosystems are fundamental to the prosperity of tens of millions of people who live on American coasts and a large swath of businesses indirectly connected to coastal economies, yet they are under threat from a variety of sources. Stewardship lapses have had major economic impact on surrounding communities, resulting in the functional collapse of certain commercially valuable ecosystems, including oyster reefs, fish stocks, and mangroves.
Balancing Energy & Conservation
With continued economic growth, the world's energy needs are projected to increase by 50% in about 25 years. Solutions to meet these energy requirements will necessarily involve integrating many technologies, including oil and natural gas as well as alternative energy sources.