Scientists have found a solution to use biological, biogeochemical and physical “basic ocean variables” (EOV) to measure the state of marine health in the world. The data will support the formulation, management, adjustment and mitigation of global ocean change policies and support the overall welfare of the economy and society.

‘Global Change Biology’ paper titled, ‘Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes,’ is proposed coordination and integration of long-term observations of EOV. According to abundance and distribution of benthic invertebrates, as well as microbial diversity and biomass, scientists selected these EOVs from the potential EOV analysis of the ecosystem range and health status, including the coverage and composition of hard corals, large algae canopies, mangroves and seaweeds, and the status of ecosystem components such as abundance and The biomass and diversity of birds, fish, mammals and turtles as well as phytoplankton and zooplankton.

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Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes

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