WOD 2023: Global aquatic information hubs for ocean conservation

Every year, on June 8th, people around the world come together to celebrate World Oceans Day. It is a poignant reminder to all of the vital role that oceans play in our daily lives. Covering 70% of the earth’s surface, they serve not only as the Earth’s lungs –producing a significant portion of the oxygen we breathe, but are the lifeblood of our planet. Our world’s oceans are a fundamental source of nourishment, medicinal resources, livelihood and an indispensable component of the biosphere. It supports a diverse array of ecosystems, ranging from coral reefs teeming with diverse marine life to vast underwater canyons and deep-sea trenches that harbor mysterious creatures. The delicate balance of these ecosystems is essential for the overall health of our planet.

At Quantitative  Aquatics, Inc. (Q-quatics), we contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of the oceans and all aquatic resources by maintaining a network of premiere global aquatic information systems that provide biological, ecological and other vital information on fish and non-fish species, as well as related analytical tools, relevant to evolving global issues on biodiversity, environmental recovery and protection, sustainable development, fisheries management and the impacts of climate change, through collaborations and partnerships.

Our global species databases (GSDs), FishBase and SeaLifeBase, provide the hub which advances the understanding of aquatic biodiversity, empowering researchers, conservationists and policymakers to make informed sound decisions and take actions that protect and preserve the vast and delicate ecosystems our oceans support.

Through our work, we help create a brighter future for our oceans. 

Together, through our collective action, we can make a difference in preserving our blue planet.


About Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

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