The Ocean issue envisions a situation where oceans are alive at a stable temperature, with thriving species of all kinds including a strong diversity of fish as a sustainable source of nutrition; clean of chemical, plastic and other pollution. The Ocean issue is strongly aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 14.

The GAPFRAME currently uses two indicators that serve as proxies for preservation of aquatic ecosystems. These indicators are: fish stocks (EPI, 2014) representing the fraction of overexploited and extinct fish stocks, and phosphate consumption (UNEP, 2010) representing total consumption of nutrients leading to ocean acidification. There are currently no proxies for other aspects related to ocean acidification and plastic waste resulting in ocean pollution with microfibers or other plastic wastes. These will be included in the GAPFRAME as soon as the related data is available on a global level.

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