Diving into diverse human-ocean relationships bares the base of a fair blue economy
We are all ocean people, whether we live by the sea or not. Life on our planet arose from the oceans and over time the deep relations between humans and the sea have shaped our histories and cultures.
Covering over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, oceans join us together while at the same time keep us apart. They supply us with freshwater and oxygen, influence our weather, provide food, and facilitate transportation and commerce.
Our diverse relationships with oceans surpass the material, delving into the intangible to feed the human psyche. Oceans shape cultural identity, a sense of place and belonging and they spark curiosity and awe. All this contributes significantly to human well-being at all scales from the individual and community to the national and global… Read the rest