The sea covers 70% of the world’s surface and is essential to regulating global temperature, water, and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Technological advances are creating new opportunities to understand the sea, its resources and the effects of climate change.
We are undertaking a Foresight project to consider the role that science and technology can play in understanding and providing solutions to the long-term issues affecting the sea. The project will work with policy-makers to identify the most important future trends, challenges and opportunities for the UK from the sea.
It will begin by focusing on the following areas:
resources and economic potential of the sea
governance of the sea
These areas are likely to develop over the course of the project.