The ocean is estimated to be worth $24 trillion in assets. It needs to be healthy in order for us to access these resources.
UC Santa Barbara wants to boost ocean health via a partnership with the World Economic Forum. This will create a bridge between ocean scientists and global leaders.
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Caption: A scene from the French Frigate Shoals in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. (Photo Credit: James Watt/NOAA)