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Goal 14. Oceans

ICTs for a Sustainable World
Life Below Water


ICTs can play a significant role in the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans
– notably through improved monitoring and reporting which leads to increased accountability. Satellite-based monitoring delivers timely and accurate data on a global basis, while local sensors deliver on the spot updates in real-time.

Big data can be used to analyse short- and long-term trends in terms of biodiversity, pollution, weather patterns and ecosystem evolution, and to plan mitigation activities.

Mobile devices – and especially mobile broadband enabled devices – help individuals to access information concerning the oceans, and to take an active role in discussing environmental issues and monitoring adherence to conservation targets.

Case study – UNESCO/IOC


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