Ocean for Future

Ultima Clock Widget

  • :
  • :

Vediamo che tempo fa o farà

Diamo un’occhiata al tempo meteorologico

Meteo facile per tutti: vediamo che tempo fa o farà prossimamente con un insieme di link per aggiornarvi in tempo reale sulle condizioni meteorologiche locali e marine 


Your voice will reach the Arctic by Pilar Marcos – 2 June, 2016

tempo di lettura: 4 minuti

livello elementare
parole chiave: conservazione, protezione


Officers look out the window where Greenpeace activists have deployed a banner to call for Arctic protection. The action is carried out on the day that a group of countries, within an organisation called OSPAR (Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic), are meeting to agree on a long term protection for the Arctic region.

NOTE: The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (the OSPAR Convention) was open for signature at the Ministerial Meeting of the Oslo and Paris Commissions in Paris on 22 September 1992. It was adopted together with a Final Declaration and an Action Plan. The Convention has been signed and ratified by all of the Contracting Parties to the original Oslo or Paris Conventions (Belgium, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) along with Luxembourg and Switzerland.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others’, really works.

Polar bears on sea ice in Chukchi Sea, near Russia.

Polar bears on sea ice in Chukchi Sea, near Russia.

By joining together we managed to force one of the biggest oil companies in the world to abandon the Arctic. Shell had millions of dollars and a host of lawyers but we had the passion of millions of people. There are 18 days left before the OSPAR commission decides whether or not to protect a small piece of the Arctic. These international waters should be part of the heritage that belongs to the world, not to oil companies or fishing industries. Before our very eyes we can see how climate change is opening up a new ocean, which is still the least protected on the planet. If we can save this area of the Arctic, approximately 226,150 km2 will be protected. That’s right, only 10% of the Arctic will be safeguarded – but it’s a great start.

Unfortunately, Denmark, Norway and Iceland are blocking the whole process. They don’t want the OSPAR Commission to make a decision on protecting this area of the Arctic during the meeting that starts on the 20th of June (in Tenerife, Spain). Despite being in international waters that do not belong to these three countries, and the fact the OSPAR Commission has the legal authority to protect the area, and even though the countries that form part of the Commission have acknowledged its environmental value, it’s quite possible that in 18 days’ time the proposal turns into a worthless scrap of paper. Will the members of the OSPAR, who have the obligation to protect the marine environment, give way to the interests of just a few?

greenpeace articGreenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise on a trip to Svalbard to document the rapidly changing Arctic. Using a range of Virtual Reality video cameras to capture the stunning beauty of the last remnants of pristine wilderness, this immersive new technology allows us to bring people to the high Arctic, to witness for themselves the majestic landscapes and wildlife affected by humanities ruthless quest for resources.

We need you. Now is the time to raise your voice to ask for the protection of the Arctic. With you, we’ll reach the Arctic to claim its protection. You know why the Arctic is so important? Because everything that happens in the Arctic affects us all, even if we are thousands of kilometres away. The whole planet suffers the consequences of a vulnerable Arctic.

127044_220381© Rasmus Törnqvist / Greenpeace

Add your voice; tell politicians why it is worth protecting the Arctic. We are 18 days away from a decision that could mark the real beginning of the Arctic Sanctuary. What is your reason for protecting the Arctic? Write it here and we’ll make sure it reaches the Arctic.

pilarmarcosThe author, Pilar Marcos, is an Environmental Biologist and MsC in Natural Resources and Wildlife Management, head of the Arctic Campaign team at Greenpeace Spain and have been the Marine Protected Areas programme coordinator of WWF Spain. She has been responsible of the MPA Network Proposal by WWF that pushed the Spanish Government to declare the first MPA offshore area at the Atlantic Sea, named El Cachucho. She had directly collaborated in the drafting of the marine chapters at Law 42/2007 on the Management of Natural Heritage and Biodiversity and had filed numerous complaints to the European Commission on the management of human activities. Pilar had a deep knowledge of the EU Habitats Directive and the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Geographic Information System (GIS). Actively working on the reform of the Coastal Law, marked one of the most successful campaigns of Greenpeace. She is  the editor of the reports Destrucción a Toda Costa. Worked also for the Spanish Cetacean Society on board different research vessels. Pilar had participated as an observer in several international agreements such as OSPAR, Barcelona Convention and General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean – FAO. Published hundreds reports, TV shows and several scientific articles.
Education: University of Missouri (Columbia, MS, USA) Fisheries & Natural Res.



Alcune delle foto presenti in questo blog possono essere state prese dal web, pur rispettando la netiquette, citandone ove possibile gli autori e/o le fonti. Se qualcuno desiderasse specificarne l’autore o rimuoverle, può scrivere a infoocean4future@gmail.com e provvederemo immediatamente alla correzione dell’articolo




(Visited 259 times, 1 visits today)
0 0 voti
Article Rating
0 Commenti
Inline Feedbacks
vedi tutti i commenti




livello elementare
articoli di facile lettura

livello medio
articoli che richiedono conoscenze avanzate

livello difficile
articoli di interesse specialistico


Attenzione: È importante ricordare che gli articoli da noi pubblicati riflettono le opinioni e le prospettive degli autori o delle fonti citate, ma non necessariamente quelle di questo portale. E’ convinzione che la diversità di opinioni è ciò che rende il dibattito e la discussione più interessanti, aiutandoci a comprendere tutti gli aspetti della Marittimità

Chi c'é online

4 visitatori online

Ricerca multipla

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Filter by Categories
Associazioni per la cultura del mare
Astronomia e Astrofisica
Cartografia e nautica
Chi siamo
Conoscere il mare
Didattica a distanza
Emergenze ambientali
Gli uomini dei record
I protagonisti del mare
Il mondo della vela
L'immersione scientifica
La pesca
La pirateria
La subacquea ricreativa
Lavoro subacqueo - OTS
Le plastiche
Letteratura del mare
Marina mercantile
Marine militari
Medicina subacquea
Meteorologia e stato del mare
Miti e leggende del mare
nautica e navigazione
Ocean for future
per conoscerci
Pesca non compatibile
SAVE THE OCEAN BY OCEANDIVER campaign 4th edition
Scienze del mare
Sicurezza marittima
Storia contemporanea
Storia Contemporanea
Storia della subacquea
Storia della Terra
Storia Navale
Storia navale del Medioevo (post 476 d.C. - 1492)
Storia Navale dell'età antica (3.000 a.C. - 476 d.C,)
Storia navale dell'età moderna (post 1492 - oggi)
Storia navale della prima guerra mondiale (1914-1918)
Storia navale della seconda guerra mondiale (1939 - 1945)
Storia navale Romana
Subacquei militari
Sviluppi della scienza
sviluppi tecnologici
Sviluppo compatibile
Uomini di mare
Wellness - Benessere

I più letti di oggi

I più letti in assoluto

Tutela della privacy – Quello che dovete sapere

> Per contatti di collaborazione inviate la vostra richiesta a infoocean4future@gmail.com specificando la vostra area di interesse
4 visitatori online
4 ospiti, 0 membri
Complessivo: 742 alle 21-09--2018 06:47 pm
Numero max di visitatori odierni: 15 alle 02:04 am
Mese in corso: 66 alle 01-06--2024 10:29 am
Anno in corso: 118 alle 06-04--2024 04:33 am
Translate »
Cosa ne pensate?x