What does ‘Oceans and Human Health’ mean and why should we care about it?
This film, created by Seascape Belgium, in the framework of the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) project, answers these questions.
The film stresses the need for more research in the area of Oceans and Human Health so that we can better understand the interactions that we have with our coasts, seas and oceans, and how these interactions impact our health and the health of the marine environment.
It calls on a growing community of diverse stakeholders to come together to advance Oceans and Human Health in Europe.
The European Commission funded the Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) project, a coordination and support action to develop a research roadmap to establish Oceans and Human Health in Europe.
SOPHIE brought marine and environmental scientists together with medical and social scientists, public health and other experts to tackle these complicated issues in a unique forum.
SOPHIE is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 774567.