Monitoring changes in the marine environment

Expanding international monitoring programmes for the marine environment
Studying ocean characteristics
Monitoring the world's oceans

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends supporting and expanding international programmes for systematic observation, such as the mussel watch programme, building on existing facilities and with special attention to developing countries.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land