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UNESCO Report Says Billions are Deprived of Water

Access to water and sanitation is internationally recognized human right. Yet more than two billion people lack even the most basic of services. The latest United Nations World Water Development Report, Leaving No One Behind, explores the symptoms of exclusion and investigates ways to overcome inequalities. The report was launched in Geneva, Switzerland on Mar. 19 during the 40th session

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Marine Restoration Pilot Projects Examine Cross-Border Challenges

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning. The project aims to promote better maritime spatial planning with attention to avoiding conflicts and improving the governance of human activities at sea such as aquaculture, tourism, marine energy and exploitation of the seabed. The three-year MSPglobal project aims to develop

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Submersible Vehicles Collect Data on Atlantic “Blue Hole” Marine Sink

TDI-Brooks International is deploying RV Brooks McCall to Belize to join the Blue Hole Expedition. The vessel will provide the logistical support, hosting and launching of Aquatica’s manned submersible submarines along with providing accommodations for all crew and guests during the two-week expedition. The submersibles for the expedition include   Aquatica Submarines’ STINGRAY 500 and the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration’s IDABEL. Situated in the center

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Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released

The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the 2018 Ocean Observing System Report Card. The report details the JCOMM global observation system, which is comprised of networks and sensors that provide information about atmosphere, ocean, ice, global weather, maritime hazards and maritime commerce,

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