United Nations
Commitment by Canary Islands and their marine environments
by Sociedad Atlántica de Oceanógrafos (SAO) (Civil society organization)
The SAO is worried about the impacts of human actions and the climate change on the oceans. Then, we are working on local actions in Canary Islands (Spain) because we are convinced that acting in small and located regions we will be able to achieve global results. These actions are discussed during the local event: Foro Océanos 2017 in Gran Canaria where many social agents are participating (scientists, politicians, enterprises, educational groups, associations) and analyzing the environmental problems that are affecting the resilience of our oceans at local level. In addition, we will propose the actions will minimize the impact on the development and sustainability of our marine environments. After the event, we will follow up the local actions to improve in the next years. All these commitments will be included in the document: Compromiso por Canarias y su Océano.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Outreach activities
  • Other (please specify): Outreach activities/Following up the local commitments
  • Coastal clean-ups:
  • Other (please specify): Outreach activities
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Following up the local commitments
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Outreach activities
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): outreach activities
Organization of the local meeting with many social agents (scientists, politicians, enterprises, educacional groups, associations...)
Follow up the actions that are included in the commitment Compromiso por Canarias y su Ocano
Staff / Technical expertise
Members of the SAO and all the participants included in the final document: Compromiso por Canarias y su Ocano
Staff / Technical expertise
Members of the SAO and all the participants included in the final document: Compromiso por Canarias y su Ocano
Basic information
Time-frame: 09/2017 - 09/2019
Sociedad Atlántica de Oceanógrafos (SAO)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Canary Islands
Contact information
Aridane G. González, Dr., aridaneglez@gmail.com, +34 679092642
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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