Atlas Aquatica

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Lead Organizations

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

Project Description

Atlas Aquatica

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 societies.

Contact

Octavio Aburto: maburto@ucsd.edu

Project Info at UN Ocean Decade Website

UN Decade Project: Atlas Aquatica

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