By Robert Beinstein, P.E., ENV SP, Director Sustainability Innovation
Originally published December 10, 2020
Humanity has lately been presented with growing evidence that the problems we face require a systems-focused approach, as we recognize the interconnectedness of virtually everything in our world. With civil society increasingly recognizing the critical role aquatic ecosystems play in systemic global health and well-being, the time seems right for this work. More than 70% of earth’s surface is covered with water. So it makes sense that we look within the ocean community to understand the roles it can play in benefiting civil society. The evaluation must be balanced, with an eye toward exploiting it economically, while ensuring it survives, even thrives as we maximize the value it can offer. It’s at this intersection that Project Blue aims to function.
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