The ocean underpins nearly all processes of life on Earth, but the dual threats of climate change and pollution are wreaking havoc on fragile ecosystems around the world. In this theme, the researchers share what inspires them about the oceans, and how they are working to protect marine environments and the communities that depend on them.
Engaging the public creates an enabling environment for behavioural change. I believe that shifting the problem to future generations is not the solution, and we need to engage in sustainable solutions that will ensure a symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment."
- Dr Refilwe Precious Mofokeng, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa