Ocean sciences are essential in the fight against climate change

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On October 25, Ifremer, the CNRS and the IRD, with support from the Ocean & Climate Platform, Thomas Pesquet and ESA, are launching a digital world tour of ocean and climate sciences, christened OneOceanScience. Scientists from the entire world are participating. Together, they will explain why ocean sciences are essential for better understanding and protecting the ocean. “Why does ocean science matter?” They’re sounding the alarm: the ocean’s well-being affects all of us and it should be a central part of the climate negotiations.

Brought together by OneOceanScience, 37 scientists from 33 countries will speak up through a series of short videos on the immersive platform oneoceanscience.com. They’ll talk about why ocean science is essential. (“Why does ocean science matter?”) They’ll explain how the ocean and climate are linked and what solutions they are working on to preserve ocean ecosystems and society in the face of climate change.

The manifesto video of that will be posted on social media from 1:30PM on October 25, 2021,  link to oneoceanscience.com

In Vietnam, Associate Prof. Dr. DO Van Manh is an expert in environmental engineering and marine environment, Deputy Director of Institute of Environmental Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). Dr. DO graduated at National Taiwan University in 2012. Up to date, Dr. DO has been Principal Investigator of six international and national projects in renewabe energy, wastewater treatment and marine environment, published 60 papers and 5 patents. He has been recognized for the Outstanding Innovation Award, 2020 by Asia Innovation Award and the Innovation Working Award, 2015 by Vietnam General Confederation of Labour. At the moment, Dr. DO is the Principal Investigator of the national project of “Assessment the current status of microplastic waste in the Vietnam Sea”, assessing the current status of microplastic pollution in various marine environmental objects such as water, sediment and marine organisms, further reconstructing the history of microplastic pollution in Vietnam Sea. Related to microplastic pollution and climate change, he said:

Today, the message from the scientific community is clear and the facts are beyond a doubt: our future depends on a healthy ocean and we need knowledge from scientific activity to better protect it.

Financed by the Ocean & Climate priority research program and categorized as a UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development action, OneOceanScience will kick off COP26’s day on oceans—Ocean Action Day—on November 5 in Glasgow.

The aim of the OneOceanScience campaign is to reach over seven billion people around the world.