Territorially speaking, the high seas belong to no one – and so when it comes to exploitation, they belong to everyone.
Resources, fish population and energy: how we are exploiting the seas
The global demand for raw materials continues rising. What could be better than dipping into the treasure chest of the deep sea? Ecologists warn that anything that is destroyed there will not regenerate for a long time, if at all. But a number of countries and industrial companies are already chomping at the bit, eager to secure what they see as their piece of the cake.
Downloads of the Ocean Atlas
All graphs of the Ocean Atlas are published under a Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0. and can be continued to be used, processed and published under these conditions. You can find all downloads available in various formats (jpg, png, pdf) here.
Many EXPERTS contributed their expertise to the Ocean Atlas, particularly scientists working together at the University of Kiel’s Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence to research the development of our oceans.
The ocean – a fragile ecosystem
Climate Change: Rising Sea Levels and Temperatures
Booming cruise tourism: while the number of visitors increases rapidly, the number of desired destinations does not. In 1980, 1.4 million people went on cruises; in 2016 it was already 24 million passengers.
Ocean Governance: Towards Protecting a Common Good
International protective agreements and treaties like the Agenda 2030 ratified by the UN will only achieve long-term success if they receive broad support from society.