Future of the sea
Foresight project looking at the important future trends, challenges and opportunities for the UK from the sea.
The sea covers 70% of the world’s surface and is essential to regulating global temperature, water, and oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Including its overseas territories, the UK has jurisdiction over the 5th largest area of ocean of any country in the world. 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
- environmental issues
- governance of the sea
These areas are likely to develop over the course of the project.
- News story
- FOI release
Published: 3 August 2016