The Sea Around Us is proud to introduce its revamped logo—a symbol of our commitment to staying current, better reflecting our research focus, and showcasing our alignment with our sister databases, FishBase, SeaLifeBase, and AquaMaps.
The Sea Around Us project manager, Dr. Maria ‘Deng’ Palomares, has been invited to become a member of the international steering committee for the “Sustainability, Predictability and Resilience of Marine Ecosystems” (SUPREME) program, which is led by the United States of America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOS).
The Sea Around Us project manager, Dr. Deng Palomares, and Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau, AquaMaps coordinator and a research associate at UBC’s Changing Oceans Research Unit, have developed a non-credential course titled Introduction to Aquatic Data Sciences.
The Sea Around Us principal investigator, Dr. Daniel Pauly, and associated faculty, Dr. Rashid Sumaila, both based at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, feature in a new film aimed at supporting a critical World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on fishing subsidies, as the international community races to lock the deal in place before it expires in 2024.
Since 1999, the Sea Around Us – under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Pauly – has been the purveyor of fisheries catch data and associated indicators that have allowed researchers, NGOs, government agencies, and intergovernmental organizations, among others, to conduct a variety of studies that support efforts to protect our global ocean and the marine biodiversity that lives within it.
To celebrate World Oceans Day 2023, we prepared a short, guided tour through our database to help you quickly familiarize yourself with its main features.