Charting a new course for the oceans- Preface to the Special Section on "Sustainable ocean technologies"

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Journal Articles


Current Science, Volume 118, Issue 11, p.1679-1680 (2020)



What is the role of oceans in shaping our future and ensuring sustainability of the planet Earth? We know that life originated in the ocean almost three billion years earlier than on land which means that oceans make the planet Earth habitable. We need to focus our attention on ‘oceans’ as they control weather, climate and hazards, provide us energy, food and mineral resources as well as an ecosystem to survive.