UN Atlas of the Oceans

Food and Agriculture Organization for the UN

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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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Resources, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Sustainability, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Special Interest: Sustainability
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Sustainability, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Environmental Science