This portal provides information relevant to the sustainable development of the oceans. Uses of the Oceans covers ocean resources and topics such as energy, biotechnology, ocean dumping, coastal settlements, and fisheries. The Issues section discusses governance of ocean resources. About the Oceans provides information about how the oceans formed, how they change, ocean dynamics, ecology and biology of oceans, as well as monitoring the oceans. The Geography section allows users to search, through an interactive world map, all topics and knowledge entries pertaining to a geographic location. This atlas is designed for policy-makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and for scientists, students and resource managers who need access to databases and approaches to sustainability. The UN Atlas can also provide the ocean industry and stakeholders with pertinent information on ocean matters.
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