EMB's Future Science Brief N°10 on “Ocean oxygen: The role of the Ocean in the oxygen we breathe and the threat of deoxygenation” has been written by the EMB Working Group on Ocean oxygen, which kicked-off in June 2022. The document provides a holistic overview of Ocean oxygen, including how the Earth became oxygenated, the modern oxygen cycle, the issue of current Ocean deoxygenation and methods to study oxygen in the Ocean. It also links to the commonly used sentence in Ocean literacy and communication “Every second breath we take comes from the Ocean”, and outlines the most recent science behind this sentence.
In this webinar, the document and its main messages were presented, followed by a response to the document and its recommendations by the European Commission, and a panel discussion with an opportunity for Q&A from the audience.
More information about this EMB activity can be found here.
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