United Nations
Let's make the ocean great again !
by BIOMARES (Private sector)
BIOMARES global objective is to help "make the ocean great again". Its approach is based on assessing the importance of each of the anthropic impacts and by raising global awareness on anthropic impacts and illustrating the poor state of the oceans life. BIOMARES organize conferences, movies screenings about each of the ocean anthropic impacts. BIOMARES screenings are often followed by public debates, like on Overfishing for example. BIOMARES assess the state of Marine biodiversity worldwide and analyses the UN objectives on biodiversity (CBD-Aichi targets, UN SDG 14). By comparing them with the current state of the oceans life, we identify possible gaps. BIOMARES will showcase the current state of world corals by screening the movie "Chasing Coral's" to the public in Belgium. The world premiere of "Chasing coral's" will be on Netflix on July 14, 2017.

BIOMARES seeks and proposes solutions to improve the state of the ocean and use a rational approach based on the mitigation of main anthropic impacts on the ocean. BIOMARES use a long term approach to evaluate the reference line of what is a healthy ocean. BIOMARES has world experience on ocean fisheries and on global marine biodiversity issues. BIOMARES propose to use its experience to help identify solutions for the recovery of World Ocean. BIOMARES regularly write articles on ocean and marine biodiversity issues linked to climate change. Climate change is now a major anthropic impact, affecting in particular, the ocean. This was recently proved by the mass bleaching and dye off of corals worldwide. Next to other impacts, like overfishing, many kinds of pollutions, ecosystems destructions, climate change may well be now the final blow for threatened species and push thousands of marine species on the Red list of threatened species. This was illustrated by the mass mortality of Coral in 2016 and 2017. Corals dye off is threatening up to 25% of world Marine biodiversity. In tropical countries, corals constitute the great majority of marine biodiversity (up to 90%) and his major source of livelihood for poor artisanal fishermen and their food security. The massive dye off of corals, now also puts many of those poor fishermen in danger of disappearance. Remember, fish as always been the protein of the poor.
Progress reports
July 2017
Screening of the movie
Novembre 2017
Conference on the state of Marine Biodiversity
Octobre 2017
Screening of documentary on Overfishing, followed by public debate in Belgium
Staff / Technical expertise
Documentary on overfishing and technical expertise by fsiheries biologist
Staff / Technical expertise
Film documentary
Staff / Technical expertise
Review of the State of Marine Biodiversity, expertise by technical expert marine biologist
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2017 - November 2017
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Bruno BAutil, Head of BIOMARES, Bautilbruno@gmail.com, +3210248636
Brussels-South; Belgium
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