Oceans and seas cover 71% of the Earth’s surface and contain 97% of the total water of this planet. That is why, if you were to look up from space to this marvellous planet, you would see a blue dot in the Solar System, distinguishing itself with its unique atmosphere layer and the blue oceans. Throughout history, the human populations were in stable interaction with the seas and oceans. The landscapes which are far away from water are condemned to be dry and arid. Therefore, mostly the geographies which are close to the water and open for further exploration were valuable. The concept of sea life has contributed significantly to the activities of human beings.
Marine science and practice, as well as the traditional local activities through the seacoast, created a positive impact on the cognitive and psychological development of people. The “unknown” but yet to be discovered about the seas and oceans always kept people’s curiosity alive. Currently, on smartphones, there are various apps which can assist people in possible health issues that might occur during their interaction with the seas and oceans. With these health care apps, you will not hesitate to enjoy the opportunities offered by the oceans and seas. Here are some categories how people benefit from the sustainable use and the existence of the oceans and seas.
People from every age group can enjoy the activities that are presented to them by sea life. As people get into interaction with the water activities and water sports, they start internalising the existence of the seas and oceans, and they start protecting them. Among the water sports and water activities which will enable people to live and understand the sea life, there is scuba diving, freediving, kite surfing, sea coast yoga, swimming, water polo, kayaking and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) which people can enjoy.
Renewable Energy Investments
Starting from 1991, the direction of renewable energy investments have turned towards the marine areas rather than the land. With the recent developments in the construction methods and fluid mechanics, the renewable energy resources are now deployed in various oceanic regions. The offshore wind energy turbines and the tidal and wave energy deployments are installed to produce electrical energy for more than 400000 households at the coastal areas.
Research on Marine Biodiversity
Marine research institutes all around the world help satisfy the curiosity of citizens regarding researching on the biodiversity levels of aquatic ecosystems and marine species. The gathering and the presentation of the information about the marine species contribute immensely to the curriculum of the primary schools in the local areas.
Seas and Ocean Provide Significant Nutrition
Traditional fisheries still provide job opportunities and a significant amount of nutrition for the local population. However, their practices are now monitored under sustainable fishing policies to prevent depletion of the fish stocks in specific marine regions.