Forty years after the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a new landmark agreement has been reached for the high seas (waters 200 metres from the coast) on protecting biodiversity in international waters. This is a crucial framework for achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda. In particular, it aims to place 30% of the worldâ€™s oceans in protected areas, allocate funds for marine nature conservation. Furthermore, it ensures that fishing, extraction and use of marine resources are regulated as well as managed responsibly.
ETT collaborates with international technology projects that focus on ocean observation, marine biology, and physical oceanography scientific research, which contribute to the global effort to protect the sea for sustainability and combat climate change. Furthermore, it provides real-time open data monitoring experiences, as well as collection, management, and processing of big data. This helps to identify participatory solutions for planetary conservation, and provides user-friendly data visualization platforms that are intuitive and integrated.