UN Atlas of the Oceans

Posted: 17 June 2002

This UN Internet portal provides information on the sustainable development of the oceans. 

The Atlas includes four main entry points:

  • about the oceans - from history, biology, maps and statistics to research, climatology and ecology;
  • uses of the oceans - from fishing, shipping and mining to tourism, dumping and marine biotechnology;
  • issues - from food security and climate change to governance and human health
  • geography - information categorised by geographical area.