The UNESCO Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO) and SUEZ environnement eam up to protect the oceans

Oceans cover 71% of the surface of the Earth and they play a major role in the way our planet works. They produce 50% of the available oxygen, regulate the climate, store CO2 and are an essential source of wealth for mankind. 40% of the world’s population lives less than 100 kilometres from the sea coast and depends directly on the oceans for its food, jobs and development.