UNSDG #14: Life Below Water

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future. However, at the current time, there is a continuous deterioration of coastal waters owing to pollution and ocean acidification is having an adversarial effect on the functioning of ecosystems and biodiversity. This is also negatively impacting small scale fisheries.

Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and well-resourced and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

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2021
Wednesday, April 28th
9:40 AM

Deaths Under the Sea

Megan Sia '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Caroline Kowal '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Amrut Pennaka '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:35 AM

Project Removal

Brookelynn Gotschall '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Riman Doodin '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Meleny Salgado '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shria Halkoda '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:35 AM - 10:55 AM

11:00 AM

Ocean Pollution

Dean Cianciolo '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Piere Joyner '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Pietro Stabile '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM