Permanent Missions of the Dominican Republic and Portugal together with ITU and UNESCO
Leading up to World Oceans Day, this WSIS TalkX will highlight some examples of innovative initiatives making use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to protect oceans and to overcome challenges and strengthen efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions towards the achievement of SDG14 – Life below water.
Among the new technologies for oceans, ICTs are key awareness raising tools, they play additional significant roles in the conservation of the oceans – notably through improved monitoring and reporting which leads to increased accountability. Satellite-based monitoring delivers timely and accurate data on a global basis, while local sensors deliver on the spot updates in real-time. Big data can be used to analyze short- and long-term trends in terms of biodiversity, pollution, weather patterns and ecosystem evolution, and to plan mitigation activities.