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Ocean Atlas 2017: Understanding the Threats to Our Marine Ecosystems

June 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm



Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet. They are rich in resources and provide people with food, energy, and a stable climate. Nevertheless, the future of these unique ecosystems is endangered by overfishing, loss of biodiversity and marine pollution. The Ocean Atlas 2017 is an educational tool that provides facts and figures on the importance of our marine ecosystems and the urgency of SDG 14. Join us for an expert panel discussion on World Oceans Day. Breakfast will be provided.

**This event is free and open to the public. Due to security concerns, an RSVP is necessary through the link below.*


  • Martin Visbeck, Co-author of the Ocean Atlas 2017, Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence Spokesperson
  • Dirk Scheelje, Board member of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein
  • Steffi Lemke, Member of the German Parliament, Spokesperson for Nature and Marine Conservation
  • Alexander Müller, TMG Thinktank for Sustainability, Heinrich Böll Foundation Supervisory board member


Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 United States
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