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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Wednesday, April 27th
9:30 AM


Braden Bulla '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
JaKhai Hudson JaKhai Hudson '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ashwin Nair '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

We are aligned for UNSDG Goal #14, Life Below Water. We are analyzing levels of trash in the major oceans and seeing if there is a correlation to the amount of species in that ocean. The plan is to use data from landfill data as well as data that will be able to differentiate the levels of trash between ... Read More

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

10:20 AM

For the Protection of Sea Life

Ian Gore '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Blaise Jones '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
AJ Morales, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The main question we will be addressing is how oil spills affect fish populations, and how different fish species are affected differently. Along with the harmful effects this could have on migration and the surrounding ecosystems. The data shows the correlations between fish populations to the amount of time after the oil spill. Even taking into account the differences ... Read More

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM