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Goal 14. Oceans

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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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.​

Case study – UNESCO/IOC


ITU150 Story: Innovating with Bill​


Sound Bite

"This is not a choice between the ocean or ourselves: a healthy ocean means healthier humans, more food on our tables, more jobs, and a healthier economy."

Dr Enric Sala
Marine Ecologist, National Geographic