Healthy and sustainable oceans in South Asia: the importance of SAROA Hub

Date: 19 May 2022

Time: 12:30-13:30 (GMT/BST)

Location: virtual

South Asia has some of the largest and biologically rich marine ecosystems including mangroves, estuaries, coastal lagoons and coral reefs. More than 200 million people in South Asia are directly dependent on coastal and open ocean bioresources. As the second fastest economically growing region in the world, the regional seas and oceans of South Asia are facing multi-faceted pressures including from relative rise in sea-level, salinity intrusion, nitrogen and plastic pollution, in addition to emerging threats of ocean acidification. Ocean acidification (OA) in South Asia can have huge consequences for the coastal blue economy and linked GDP.

Course Information

South Asia Regional Hub on Ocean Acidification (SAROA), a GOA-ON endorsed Hub intends to bring together early career and experienced scientists with a common interest on documenting geographically distributed data on OA across seas and oceans of South Asia, monitoring OA and effects on coastal bioresources and, other interests such as involving citizen scientists. SAROA intends to play a key role by engaging with policy makers, social scientists and citizens of South Asia through existing programs such as the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) so as to highlight and mainstream OA research outcomes towards long-term sustainability and achieving healthy regional seas and oceans across the region and beyond.

Contact Details

CPDmatch, 10 May 2022. More information.

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