Actions

Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Atlas Aquatica

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Arctic Ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

Atlas Aquatica, backed by a coalition of dive industry professionals, local communities, researchers, decisionmakers, and communicators, is committed to building organizational capacity within the diving sector and supporting their voices in international dialogues for sustainability.

By mapping and surveying the worldwide distribution of diving sites and diving operators (i.e., diving centers), Atlas Aquatica aims to calculate the annual global economic value of the diving industry to marine tourism.
Atlas Aquatica will 1) establish a multidisciplinary collaboration network to co-design strategies for the global diving community to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and 2) describe the diving industry’s impact to the surrounding ecosystem and society.

Start Date: 01/01/2021

End Date: 30/12/2023

Contact:

Octavio Aburto: maburto@ucsd.edu