The University of Exeter has led a collaboration to define the term “Oceans and Human Health” for a new Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The encyclopaedia has been created to ensure clarity and common language is used around the UN’s 17 sustainability goals, created as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Each goal has its own encyclopaedia, published by Springer, to provide a common description of a range of terms, allowing a better understanding and fostering knowledge.
The new chapter on Oceans and Human Health was led by Professor Lora Fleming, Director of the University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health and includes co-authors from the European Marine Board secretariat, as well as others from around the world. Together, they comprehensively summarised a wide body of research to bring clarity to the terms, and to outline the risks and opportunities presented by the interlinking relationship between our seas and human health.