The Ocean will be presented
as an agent for earth-system resilience and human well-being, and an emerging political arena for
Building on the latest research, analysis and debates from around the world, the solutions-oriented
Report will demonstrate
that sustainable Ocean management is key to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, including
people out of poverty, ensuring economic and environmental resilience, generating jobs and
and building the industries of the future.
By integrating the transformational work of multiple expert contributors from a range of relevant
fields, including those
outside the traditional Ocean community, the Report will trigger positive disruptions in Ocean
technology and management to shape and inform the global debate on the protection of, production
and investment in the Ocean.
In advance of the final Report, World Resources Institute will publish a series of “Blue Papers”
exploring specific themes of the Sustainable Ocean
Economy. These papers will summarize the latest science, synthesize state-of-the-art thinking about
Ocean solutions, and focus particularly on implications for the economic development and social
of developing countries.