A new paper by Eugene Murphy and other collaborators from the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project (IMBeR) stresses the need for an Action Plan for the Ocean and proposes a three-component process to develop it. The process involves: (1) assessing and ranking risks, (2) identifying options for action, and (3) developing action plans for adaptation at local, regional and global scales to respond to future change. This process needs to be continuously updated as new information becomes available and understanding improves.
Murphy, E. J., Robinson, C., Hobday, A. J., Newton, A., Glaser, M., Evans, K., et al. (2021). The Global Pandemic Has Shown We Need an Action Plan for the Ocean. Front. Mar. Sci. 8, 760731. doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.760731.