State of the Global Ocean discussed at ASPU
22.03.2023
State of the Global Ocean discussed at ASPU

On March 22, ASPU hosted Marina Gonchar, Assistant Professor of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Candidate of Chemical Sciences.

Marina Gonchar was invited to ASPU by the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geography. She delivered an interactive lecture in science.

Within the framework of the topic "Scientific Understanding and Assessment of the State of the Global Ocean", he presented UN experts' opinion of the physical and chemical state of the Global Ocean observing system and all oceans, including sea levels, ocean circulation, water temperature and heat content, water salinity, acidification, dissolved oxygen, sea ice, etc.

In her speech, Marina Gonchar emphasized that many man-made factors continue to have a negative impact on the ocean, the marine life and on mangroves and coral reefs.

The negative impact is resulted by climate changes, unsustainable fishing, poaching, air pollution, nutrients and other hazardous substances, an increase in the level of human-made noise, unregulated use of coastal areas and mining activities.  Water covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, is essential to all life on our planet, an integral part of the sustainable development process and the theme of the most important scientific research.

Professor Ruzanna Sadoyan, Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Geography, considered the lecture to be exceptional. the guest focused on a global issue, which aroused great interest among the participants.

During the meeting, the attendees also watched videos on the topic. The discussions were followed by a Q&A session.

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