Science

The past decade has seen a steep change in the volume and quality of scientific research, advancing our understanding of all aspects of the environment, biology, ecosystem functioning and human interactions with the ocean.

IPSO was founded to enable greater scientific understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System level – specifically the impact of the main stressors upon it – and then to explore possible solutions. These solutions are then presented to the public and decision-makers to encourage debate and engagement.