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The hidden wealth of the oceans

Not only are our oceans special for their biological diversity, but also a healthy ocean is extremely important to each and every one of us for it:

  • governs the weather and climate
  • drives the water cycle
  • generates most of the world's oxygen
  • absorbs carbon dioxide
  • provides us with food, medicines, oils, gas and minerals
  • is used for transport, recreation and tourism
  • contains most of the life on earth
  • promotes inspiration and wellbeing