Change the world

Institute for Coastal and Marine Research

One Ocean Hub

We are entirely reliant upon the ocean. The ocean produces half the oxygen we breathe, absorbs over a quarter of global carbon dioxide, and contributes to freshwater renewal. Entire countries and numerous communities depend on the ocean for food, work, livelihoods, culture and spirituality.

Over-exploitation and multiple competing uses, pollution and climate change, however, are pushing ocean ecosystems towards a tipping point. Current solutions are disconnected accross sectors and levels, and from those most affected by ocean degradation.

The One Ocean Hub aims to transform our response to the urgent challenges facing our ocean.

Contact information
Dr Bernadette Snow
Lecturer
Tel: 041 504 2649
bernadette.snow@mandela.ac.za

Prof Mandy Lombard
Incumbent of the South African Research Chair in Marine Spatial Planning
Tel: 27 44 343 1856
Mandy.Lombard@mandela.ac.za