World Oceans Day

  • June 8th, 2019
  • Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 'Life Below Water'
  • Helping develop solutions to pressing global problems
  • Enjoy reading a selection of our ocean science publications

Publications that help the conservation of our oceans

DH Worls Oceans day 2019 main image © SpringerMany scientists around the world are working on research towards a more sustainable future. Oceans are the lifeblood of planet Earth and humankind. They flow over nearly three-quarters of our planet, and hold 97% of the planet's water. 

Springer is proud to publish research that will help solve global grand challenges.

 We invite you to read selected journal articles and book chapters.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water

"The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification."

Highlighted Articles

We invite you to read papers selected for World Oceans Day 2019:

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Free access is available until July 31st, open access papers are permanently freely available.

Highlighted Book Chapters

We invite you to read a selection of top downloaded book chapters:

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Free access is available until July 6th, open access chapters are permanently freely available.

Recommended Reading

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Oceans in Decline

What is happening in our oceans? By describing their main elements, this book shows how and why the oceans are being transformed, and suggests possible future scenarios to address this complex, yet often-asked, question. Oceans in Decline is well worth reading!

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The Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Debris

Forget sea shells and other fauna and flora. Here, you will find what a beachcomber is actually most likely to encounter these days: glass, plastic, wood, metal, paper, oil, and other sources of marine pollution. The Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Debris, a richly illustrated book.

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Life Below Water

Dedicated to the UN Sustainable Developments Goal 14, Life Below Water, this encyclopedia provides a sound basis of knowledge needed to conserve and use our oceans, seas and marine resources in a sustainable way. Editor-in-Chief is Walter Leal Filho. Life Below Water

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