Deep Dives
Thought-provoking research providing extensive learning opportunities

30x30 From Global Ocean Treaty to Protection at Sea

Greenpeace Fisheries & Aquaculture

The oceans face large-scale threats and there is little time left to deliver 30x30.

Read more → (30 minute read)

Global Maritime Trends 2050

Economic Impact Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Over the past decade, the maritime industry has made significant strides in its decarbonisation journey. A new report analyzes the improvements.

Read more → (30 minute read)

Analysis of Farmed Seaweed Carbon Crediting and Novel Markets to Help Decarbonize Supply Chains

Nature Conservancy Fisheries & Aquaculture

a Report Published by The Nature Conservancy and Bain & Company Identifies Path Forward to Drive Growth and Decarbonize Supply Chains

Read more → (20 minute read)

Bonds To Finance The Sustainable Blue Economy A Practitioner's Guide

UNEP Energy Solutions

New guide by the UNEP helps provide issuers with guidance on the key components involved in launching a credible “blue bond.”

Read more → (25 minute read)

One Man's Quest to Heal the Oceans—And Maybe Save the World

Aryn Baker, TIME Magazine

This feature in Time Magazine's new Oceans Issue dives into the important work of marine conservationist and National Geographic Explorer Enric Sala. 

Read more → (13 minute read)

Global Seaweed New And Emerging Markets Report

The World Bank Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Global Seaweed New and Emerging Markets Report has identified ten global seaweed markets with the potential to grow by an additional USD 11.8 billion by 2030. 

Read more → (25 minute read)

How We Put the Blue in the Green New Deal

David Helvarg, Common Dreams Energy Solutions

The story of the grassroots initiative that launched a solution-oriented Ocean Climate Action Plan that helped shape the Biden Administration’s approach to climate.

Read more → (13 minute read)

Alaska’s newest gold rush: Seaweed

Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post Fisheries & Aquaculture

The act of raising sea plants and bivalves — known as mariculture — is accelerating across the globe. Once largely concentrated in Asia, the industry has expanded to Europe and the United States.

Read more → (11 minute read)

Plastic Is Everywhere—Except The One Place It Should Be

Ocean Conservancy Plastics & Pollution

How Investor and Company Climate Commitments Ignore Plastics and What to Do About It.

Read more → (25 minute read)

Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation Using Macroalgae: A State of Knowledge Review

Rita M. Franco-Santos, et al., Biological Reviews Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

An examination of over 180 publications synthesizes evidence regarding macroalgal forest carbon sequestration potential.

Read more → (30 minute read)

The Blue Carbon Handbook

Oliver S. Ashford, et al., High Level Panel for A Sustainable Ocean Economy Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

A guide to managing blue carbon ecosystems as a nature-based solution for supporting sustainable development.

Read more → (more than an hour read)

Engaging the Tropical Majority to Make Ocean Governance and Science More Equitable and Effective

NJP, Ocean Sustainability Tourism

The tropics are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and the majority of directly ocean-dependent people. These perspectives and knowledge uniquely valuable for identifying and addressing accelerating threats to marine ecosystems, and for understanding the limiting effects of systemic inequities in governance.

Read more → (10 minute read)

Insurance for the blue economy

Xin Dai, et al., Swiss Re Institute

Risk solutions for ocean and freshwater sustainable development: a China perspective.

Read more → (more than 30 minute read)

Vulnerability of blue foods to human-induced environmental change

Cao, L. et al., Nature Sustainability Fisheries & Aquaculture

Global aquatic or ‘blue’ foods, essential to over 3.2 billion people, face challenges of maintaining supply in a changing environment while adhering to safety and sustainability standards.

Read more → (more than 30 minute read)

Business for Ocean Sustainability

One Ocean Foundation

This third edition of Business for Ocean Sustainability, presents a never-before-seen picture of the relationship between business and ocean sustainability.

Read more → (more than an hour read)

Ocean Health is Planetary Health

World Ocean Initiative, Economist Impact

Insight from the World Ocean Summit & Expo.

Read more → (more than an hour read)

Sustainable Ocean Economy: Charting a Prosperous Blue Future from Risk to Resilience


This report serves as a primer on the business case for ocean action and engagement.

Read more → (more than an hour read)

Pathways to Net-Zero 2050 in the North American Marine Shipping Industry

Blue Sky Maritime Coalition Shipping & Ports

Optimizing Technology and Operations to Achieve Emission Reductions.

Read more → (30 minute read)

The Trillion-Dollar Auction to Save the World

Gregory Barber, Wired Fisheries & Aquaculture

Ocean creatures soak up huge amounts of humanity’s carbon mess. Should we value them like financial assets?

Read more → (10 minute read)

The Blue Compendium

Springer Nature

The science and knowledge at the heart of the Ocean Panel’s ocean action agenda is now available as The Blue Compendium, published by Springer Nature. The foundational research, evidence and opportunities for action has been compiled as a book and free online resource.   

Read more → (more than 30 minute read)