JETZT BUCHEN

Nachhaltigkeit

Nachhaltigkeit

Nachhaltigkeit, Umwelt & Öko Surfschule

Nachhaltigkeit, Umwelt & Öko Surfschule

Verstehe du uns nicht falsch, wir lieben es zu surfen. Eine Welle anzupaddeln, Aufstehen und dann das unbeschreibliche Gefühl des Rutschens auf der Welle zu spüren. Wir wollen wirklich, dass auch jeder dies erlebt, aber nicht um jeden Preis.

Die natürliche Welt ist ernsthaft bedroht.

Wir sind kurz davor, den Punkt zu erreichen, an dem es kein Zurück mehr gibt, an denen unserer Ökosysteme für immer verloren geht.

Wir können unsere Augen nicht länger vor der Verschmutzung der Meere durch Kunststoff, dem Verschwinden von Korallen aufgrund des Klimawandels und dem Verlust von Küstengebieten durch den Anstieg des Meerspiegels verschließen.

Deshalb haben wir im 2021 einen Schritt nach vorne gemacht und einige wichtige Veränderungen in der Art und Weise vorgenommen, wie wir unser Geschäft führen und Surfen unterrichten, um den größtmöglichen Nutzen für diejenigen, die es genießen, und die geringstmögliche Umweltbelastung gewährzuleisten.

Sei Du selbst die Veränderung, die Du Dir wünschst für diese Welt.

Mahatma Gandhi

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Nachhaltigkeit

1% für den Planeten
Jedes Jahr spenden wir 1% unserer Verkaufserlöse an NGOs, um ihnen zu helfen, unseren Planeten zu schützen und für eine gerechte Gesellschaft zu kämpfen. Know more

Eco-Kids
Wir bringen Kindern und Jugendlichen nicht nur das Surfen bei, sondern ermutigen sie auch, umweltfreundliche Surfmaterialien zu verwenden und die Kreisläufe der Natur durch ein spielerisches Umweltbildungsprogramm zu verstehen. Know more

Nachhaltiger Surfunterricht
Wir haben alle für unserer Aktivität wesentlichen Materialien wie Surfbretter, Neoprenanzüge, Leashes, Wachs und Sonnenschutzmittel für als nachhaltiger zertifizierter Ausrüstung erneuert. Unser Ziel ist es, bis 2022 ausschließlich ökologische Surfausrüstung zu haben. Know more

Monchique Mountain, Algarve

Klimaneutralität
Wir entwickeln unsere People & Planet Strategie und planen, ab 2021 klimaneutral zu werden. Know more

Kunststoff-Reduktionsstrategie
Wir haben einen Filter installiert, um kostenloses Wasser von hoher Qualität anbieten zu können, dass in unsere extra leichten Edelstahlflaschen abgefüllt werden kann. Unser Ziel: Wir wollen dazu beitragen, die Verschmutzung durch Plastik zu verhindern. Know more

Befürworter der Surf-Kunststoffverwertung
Wir liefern kaputte Surfbretter und beschädigte Neoprenanzüge an Partner, die das Material wiederverwenden, statt es zu entsorgen. Know more

Benagil cave, Lagoa

Schutz des Meereslebens
Viele Sonnenschutzmittel bestehen aus umweltschädlichen Chemikalien, die Korallen und Meereslebewesen schädigen. In unserer Surfschule bieten wir unschädliche, umweltfreundliche Sonnenschutzmittel an.    Know more

Gemeinsam können wir mehr bewirken
Wir glauben, dass die Welt einen Systemwandel braucht, der von verschiedenen Akteuren mitgestaltet wird. Wir wollen mit allen möglichen Organisationen zusammenarbeiten, um Initiativen mitzugestalten, die unserem Auftrag, die Meere und die Natur zu schützen, entsprechen.  Know more

Surfen für alle
Wir möchten Partnerschaften mit sozialen Organisationen pflegen und Bedürftigen kostenlosen Surfunterricht anbieten. Darunter zählen Personen mit körperlichen oder kognitiven Einschränkungen, Menschen mit Suchtproblemen und Kinder ohne familiäre Unterstützung. Know more

Bordeira beach, Aljezur

Der coolste Surfer ist auch der klügste
Als Anerkennung für ihr schulisches Engagement, bekommen Schüler der örtlichen Schulen kostenlosen Surfunterricht, wenn sie nachweislich überdurchschnittliche Noten erreicht haben. Know more

Aufbau eines Gemeinschaftsbewusstseins
Gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern organisieren wir regelmäßige Gespräche, Workshops und Dynamiken mit der lokalen Gemeinschaft, um das Bewusstsein für die wichtigsten globalen und lokalen Herausforderungen zu schärfen. Know more

Surfen & Umwelt
Wir haben wöchentliche Posts in Social Media, in denen Informationen sowie Initiativen von Surfern und Spielwende aus der ganzen Welt ausgetauscht werden, die sich für den Schutz der Umwelt um sie herum einsetzen. Know more

Wir alle sollten uns um die Zukunft sorgen, denn wir werden den Rest unseres Lebens dort verbringen.

Charles F Kettering

Blog

Das neueste in unserem Blog

array(3) { [0]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10898) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-06-08 09:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-06-08 09:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(6976) „

The celebration of the oceans originated at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, which took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 2008, the United Nations decided that June day 8 would be designated as World Oceans Day.

This day is intended to remember the importance of the oceans in all of our lives. It works as the “lungs of the planet” and emitters much of the essential oxygen.

This day aims to highlight the urgency of raising awareness and mobilizing the world for the benefits of the oceans for humanity. Allied to the fact that there is an individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Given that, future generations will also depend on the oceans.

The United Nations declared the period 2021 to 2030 as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Portimão, Algarve

The international community and world leaders are today beginning to become aware of the negative impacts on the planet resulting from environmental imbalances that affect the functioning of the oceanic system.

This awareness brings with it new opportunities and responsibilities, especially for a country like Portugal that has one of the largest maritime territories under its jurisdiction.

The ocean is a continuous body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, containing traces of all the chemical elements found on Earth.

Portimão, Algarve

They absorb the sun’s heat, transfer it to the atmosphere and distribute it around the world through ocean currents. This process triggers global weather patterns, acting as a heater in winter and an air conditioner in summer.

Therefore, it works as a support system for life on the planet and for our well-being.

The ocean:
  • It produces much of the oxygen we need and absorbs a lot of the CO2 we emit into the atmosphere;
  • Regulates the planet’s hydrological cycles and climate. It also functions as a deposit of nutrients and waste originating on land;
  • Protein source through the fish it generates, as well as biological resources that we can use in various applications (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, biomaterials);
  • Renewable energy source;
  • It is a natural infrastructure of maritime transport traffic corridors;
  • Source of cultural, artistic, aesthetic, scientific and even spiritual values;

https://youtu.be/vvKPgMLMrTg

Ecosystem services were largely unknown to ordinary citizens until recently. It is now beginning to become synonymous with the benefits we extract from nature and constitute what is now called “natural capital”.

In a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, it undermined public health, creating an economic recession. This is the time to change our relationship with nature, and to see it as our greatest ally.

As surfers and water sports enthusiasts, we are at the forefront and it is through awareness and our actions that we can protect the well-being of our oceans.

Portimão, Algarve

Our role on the Planet

  • To save the ocean, it is absolutely necessary for each and every one of us to act. There are several actions we can take, such as:
  • Limit waste and recycle properly.
  • Collect at least three pieces of trash each time you are on the beach.
  • Participate in beach cleanups.
  • Consume less, but better with more sustainable and eco-responsible products.
  • Sensitize friends and family

The UN reminds us that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year. Harming wildlife as well as fishing or tourism.
If nothing is done, he warns, by 2025 250 million tons of plastic waste will be accumulated in the oceans.

We have to ensure that the oceans continue to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations. The oceans regulate the planet’s climate and are an important source of food. Its surface provides indispensable pathways for global trade, while its depths hold current and future solutions to humanity’s energy needs.” – Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Surf is one of the few sports where you look ahead to see what’s behind.”
Laird Hamilton, big wave surfer

Therefore, have in you a vision of the Future in the Present

“ [„post_title“]=> string(16) „World Oceans Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(31) „world-ocean-day-surf-eco-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-06-07 18:02:28“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-06-07 18:02:28“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10898“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } [1]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10688) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-05-22 08:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-22 08:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(6252) „

Biodiversity refers to the diversity of organisms and the complex relationships between living beings and between them and the environment.

This web of relationships is a precious asset for the balance of natural ecosystems, being of great economic importance for humanity, particularly with regard to the demanding needs in food production and in the control and treatment of diseases.

A Sustainable Planet rely on Biodiversity

It is the basis of life on the planet and one of the pillars of sustainable development.

The wealth and diversity of life make it possible to “provide services” on which we depend.

Services such as:

  • the quality of the water we drink;
  • the air we breathe, food, pollination;
  • protection against floods, among many other examples;

However, the human species is using more than 50% of the planet’s biocapacity.

Examples of this, such as excessive consumption, an increase in the ecological footprint, population growth and intensive agriculture are the main causes of this event that is becoming increasingly devastating and worrying.

The loss of Biodiversity is increasing, reaching aorund 65% decline in the global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish in the last 50 years.

Many of the ecosystems are degraded to the point that they are no longer able to provide their valuable services in their entirety.

Among the main causes that contribute to the loss of biodiversity are the alteration of habitats, the overexploitation of natural resources, the introduction of invasive alien species and climate change.

The disappearance of wetlands, in particular, has an incalculable impact on biodiversity.

Being fragile ecosystems in their own right, highly dependent on regular climate variations, the wetlands are home to countless water-dependent species, with a high biological richness.

Ria Formosa, Faro

Present in these places, the importance of seagrass meadows and the need to protect them is highlighted, being currently a new focus and alert of the United Nations.

Biologically rich and very productive, these ecosystems provide habitat for many species that use them as a refuge and protection, protect the coast from erosion, filter water from pathogens and pollutants and other benefits for local communities.

It is extremely important to maintain the health of seagrass ecosystems, which provide food and livelihoods for millions of people, support rich biodiversity and constitute one of the most efficient carbon reserves on the planet, in combating climate change and sustainable development .

Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Faro

In the south of Portugal, efforts have been made by the Center for Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve in an attempt to protect these areas of such importance and of great sensitivity to changes.

This research group focuses its studies on the environmental benefits that marine prairies provide, especially with regard to how they contribute to mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration.

A study carried out in 2001 revealed that the Ria Formosa was the area with the highest density of seahorses (protected and charismatic species) in the world.

However, current studies show a 90% decrease in the last decade, which makes seahorse populations particularly vulnerable to pressure factors.

Ria Formosa, Faro

Nowadays, biodiversity and nature conservation have to be seen as an opportunity for certain territories to act to minimize the effects of climate change, and the presence of human activities is essential to maintain the values that characterize them.

“ [„post_title“]=> string(30) „International Biodiversity Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(37) „international-biodiversity-day-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-05-17 15:53:14“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-17 15:53:14“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10688“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } [2]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10655) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-05-20 08:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-20 08:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(3597) „

The European Maritime Day was created in 2008. This day aims to highlight the importance of the seas and oceans.

As the world population grows, the dependence on protein that is obtained from the Sea has increased exponentially. According to the most recent studies, around 55% of the oceans are being targeted for fishing. These data indicate that about 30% of marine stocks are overfished and approximately 55% are completely depleted.

In addition to overfishing (overfishing), there is also the problem associated with accidental fishing, called bycatch, which exert more pressure on fish populations. Some of these fish species are considered to be key and essential for a good balance of marine ecosystems.

Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Faro

The seas and oceans are regulators of the climate, source of oxygen, food, water, renewable energy, pharmaceutical products, minerals, and also used for maritime transport and recreational purposes.

It is in itself a crucial mitigation against climate change and an essential resource for sustainable development. The health of our seas and oceans is inseparable from the health of our planet and of all life on Earth.

Because we are yet to explore and still know a large part of the ocean, we have not yet fully understood its real importance. However, what we know allows us to affirm about its importance and a crucial piece for the existence of life on the Planet.

Portimão, Algarve

We now recognize that human actions have a negative impact on the seas and oceans. Its sustainability and conservation should be a concern for everyone. To protect and care for the seas and oceans is to ensure the protection and well-being of Humanity.

Marine litter is one of the biggest threats to aquatic ecosystems. It is present in coastal areas and in the high seas, on the surface and on the seabed, with an impact on all marine habitats and economic activities associated with the sea.

It is up to us to actively contribute to its preservation, namely in the collection of garbage on the beaches, through beach cleaning initiatives or even by the initiative itself.

Be more proactive!

“ [„post_title“]=> string(21) „European Maritime Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(28) „european-maritime-day-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-05-07 13:41:50“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-07 13:41:50“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10655“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } }
array(3) { [0]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10898) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-06-08 09:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-06-08 09:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(6976) „

The celebration of the oceans originated at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, which took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 2008, the United Nations decided that June day 8 would be designated as World Oceans Day.

This day is intended to remember the importance of the oceans in all of our lives. It works as the “lungs of the planet” and emitters much of the essential oxygen.

This day aims to highlight the urgency of raising awareness and mobilizing the world for the benefits of the oceans for humanity. Allied to the fact that there is an individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Given that, future generations will also depend on the oceans.

The United Nations declared the period 2021 to 2030 as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Portimão, Algarve

The international community and world leaders are today beginning to become aware of the negative impacts on the planet resulting from environmental imbalances that affect the functioning of the oceanic system.

This awareness brings with it new opportunities and responsibilities, especially for a country like Portugal that has one of the largest maritime territories under its jurisdiction.

The ocean is a continuous body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, containing traces of all the chemical elements found on Earth.

Portimão, Algarve

They absorb the sun’s heat, transfer it to the atmosphere and distribute it around the world through ocean currents. This process triggers global weather patterns, acting as a heater in winter and an air conditioner in summer.

Therefore, it works as a support system for life on the planet and for our well-being.

The ocean:
  • It produces much of the oxygen we need and absorbs a lot of the CO2 we emit into the atmosphere;
  • Regulates the planet’s hydrological cycles and climate. It also functions as a deposit of nutrients and waste originating on land;
  • Protein source through the fish it generates, as well as biological resources that we can use in various applications (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, biomaterials);
  • Renewable energy source;
  • It is a natural infrastructure of maritime transport traffic corridors;
  • Source of cultural, artistic, aesthetic, scientific and even spiritual values;

https://youtu.be/vvKPgMLMrTg

Ecosystem services were largely unknown to ordinary citizens until recently. It is now beginning to become synonymous with the benefits we extract from nature and constitute what is now called “natural capital”.

In a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, it undermined public health, creating an economic recession. This is the time to change our relationship with nature, and to see it as our greatest ally.

As surfers and water sports enthusiasts, we are at the forefront and it is through awareness and our actions that we can protect the well-being of our oceans.

Portimão, Algarve

Our role on the Planet

  • To save the ocean, it is absolutely necessary for each and every one of us to act. There are several actions we can take, such as:
  • Limit waste and recycle properly.
  • Collect at least three pieces of trash each time you are on the beach.
  • Participate in beach cleanups.
  • Consume less, but better with more sustainable and eco-responsible products.
  • Sensitize friends and family

The UN reminds us that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year. Harming wildlife as well as fishing or tourism.
If nothing is done, he warns, by 2025 250 million tons of plastic waste will be accumulated in the oceans.

We have to ensure that the oceans continue to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations. The oceans regulate the planet’s climate and are an important source of food. Its surface provides indispensable pathways for global trade, while its depths hold current and future solutions to humanity’s energy needs.” – Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Surf is one of the few sports where you look ahead to see what’s behind.”
Laird Hamilton, big wave surfer

Therefore, have in you a vision of the Future in the Present

“ [„post_title“]=> string(16) „World Oceans Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(31) „world-ocean-day-surf-eco-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-06-07 18:02:28“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-06-07 18:02:28“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10898“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } [1]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10688) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-05-22 08:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-22 08:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(6252) „

Biodiversity refers to the diversity of organisms and the complex relationships between living beings and between them and the environment.

This web of relationships is a precious asset for the balance of natural ecosystems, being of great economic importance for humanity, particularly with regard to the demanding needs in food production and in the control and treatment of diseases.

A Sustainable Planet rely on Biodiversity

It is the basis of life on the planet and one of the pillars of sustainable development.

The wealth and diversity of life make it possible to “provide services” on which we depend.

Services such as:

  • the quality of the water we drink;
  • the air we breathe, food, pollination;
  • protection against floods, among many other examples;

However, the human species is using more than 50% of the planet’s biocapacity.

Examples of this, such as excessive consumption, an increase in the ecological footprint, population growth and intensive agriculture are the main causes of this event that is becoming increasingly devastating and worrying.

The loss of Biodiversity is increasing, reaching aorund 65% decline in the global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish in the last 50 years.

Many of the ecosystems are degraded to the point that they are no longer able to provide their valuable services in their entirety.

Among the main causes that contribute to the loss of biodiversity are the alteration of habitats, the overexploitation of natural resources, the introduction of invasive alien species and climate change.

The disappearance of wetlands, in particular, has an incalculable impact on biodiversity.

Being fragile ecosystems in their own right, highly dependent on regular climate variations, the wetlands are home to countless water-dependent species, with a high biological richness.

Ria Formosa, Faro

Present in these places, the importance of seagrass meadows and the need to protect them is highlighted, being currently a new focus and alert of the United Nations.

Biologically rich and very productive, these ecosystems provide habitat for many species that use them as a refuge and protection, protect the coast from erosion, filter water from pathogens and pollutants and other benefits for local communities.

It is extremely important to maintain the health of seagrass ecosystems, which provide food and livelihoods for millions of people, support rich biodiversity and constitute one of the most efficient carbon reserves on the planet, in combating climate change and sustainable development .

Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Faro

In the south of Portugal, efforts have been made by the Center for Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve in an attempt to protect these areas of such importance and of great sensitivity to changes.

This research group focuses its studies on the environmental benefits that marine prairies provide, especially with regard to how they contribute to mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration.

A study carried out in 2001 revealed that the Ria Formosa was the area with the highest density of seahorses (protected and charismatic species) in the world.

However, current studies show a 90% decrease in the last decade, which makes seahorse populations particularly vulnerable to pressure factors.

Ria Formosa, Faro

Nowadays, biodiversity and nature conservation have to be seen as an opportunity for certain territories to act to minimize the effects of climate change, and the presence of human activities is essential to maintain the values that characterize them.

“ [„post_title“]=> string(30) „International Biodiversity Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(37) „international-biodiversity-day-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-05-17 15:53:14“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-17 15:53:14“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10688“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } [2]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10655) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-05-20 08:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-20 08:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(3597) „

The European Maritime Day was created in 2008. This day aims to highlight the importance of the seas and oceans.

As the world population grows, the dependence on protein that is obtained from the Sea has increased exponentially. According to the most recent studies, around 55% of the oceans are being targeted for fishing. These data indicate that about 30% of marine stocks are overfished and approximately 55% are completely depleted.

In addition to overfishing (overfishing), there is also the problem associated with accidental fishing, called bycatch, which exert more pressure on fish populations. Some of these fish species are considered to be key and essential for a good balance of marine ecosystems.

Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Faro

The seas and oceans are regulators of the climate, source of oxygen, food, water, renewable energy, pharmaceutical products, minerals, and also used for maritime transport and recreational purposes.

It is in itself a crucial mitigation against climate change and an essential resource for sustainable development. The health of our seas and oceans is inseparable from the health of our planet and of all life on Earth.

Because we are yet to explore and still know a large part of the ocean, we have not yet fully understood its real importance. However, what we know allows us to affirm about its importance and a crucial piece for the existence of life on the Planet.

Portimão, Algarve

We now recognize that human actions have a negative impact on the seas and oceans. Its sustainability and conservation should be a concern for everyone. To protect and care for the seas and oceans is to ensure the protection and well-being of Humanity.

Marine litter is one of the biggest threats to aquatic ecosystems. It is present in coastal areas and in the high seas, on the surface and on the seabed, with an impact on all marine habitats and economic activities associated with the sea.

It is up to us to actively contribute to its preservation, namely in the collection of garbage on the beaches, through beach cleaning initiatives or even by the initiative itself.

Be more proactive!

“ [„post_title“]=> string(21) „European Maritime Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(28) „european-maritime-day-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-05-07 13:41:50“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-07 13:41:50“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10655“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } }
array(3) { [0]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10898) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-06-08 09:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-06-08 09:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(6976) „

The celebration of the oceans originated at the UN Conference on Environment and Development, which took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. In 2008, the United Nations decided that June day 8 would be designated as World Oceans Day.

This day is intended to remember the importance of the oceans in all of our lives. It works as the “lungs of the planet” and emitters much of the essential oxygen.

This day aims to highlight the urgency of raising awareness and mobilizing the world for the benefits of the oceans for humanity. Allied to the fact that there is an individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Given that, future generations will also depend on the oceans.

The United Nations declared the period 2021 to 2030 as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Portimão, Algarve

The international community and world leaders are today beginning to become aware of the negative impacts on the planet resulting from environmental imbalances that affect the functioning of the oceanic system.

This awareness brings with it new opportunities and responsibilities, especially for a country like Portugal that has one of the largest maritime territories under its jurisdiction.

The ocean is a continuous body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, containing traces of all the chemical elements found on Earth.

Portimão, Algarve

They absorb the sun’s heat, transfer it to the atmosphere and distribute it around the world through ocean currents. This process triggers global weather patterns, acting as a heater in winter and an air conditioner in summer.

Therefore, it works as a support system for life on the planet and for our well-being.

The ocean:
  • It produces much of the oxygen we need and absorbs a lot of the CO2 we emit into the atmosphere;
  • Regulates the planet’s hydrological cycles and climate. It also functions as a deposit of nutrients and waste originating on land;
  • Protein source through the fish it generates, as well as biological resources that we can use in various applications (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, biomaterials);
  • Renewable energy source;
  • It is a natural infrastructure of maritime transport traffic corridors;
  • Source of cultural, artistic, aesthetic, scientific and even spiritual values;

https://youtu.be/vvKPgMLMrTg

Ecosystem services were largely unknown to ordinary citizens until recently. It is now beginning to become synonymous with the benefits we extract from nature and constitute what is now called “natural capital”.

In a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, it undermined public health, creating an economic recession. This is the time to change our relationship with nature, and to see it as our greatest ally.

As surfers and water sports enthusiasts, we are at the forefront and it is through awareness and our actions that we can protect the well-being of our oceans.

Portimão, Algarve

Our role on the Planet

  • To save the ocean, it is absolutely necessary for each and every one of us to act. There are several actions we can take, such as:
  • Limit waste and recycle properly.
  • Collect at least three pieces of trash each time you are on the beach.
  • Participate in beach cleanups.
  • Consume less, but better with more sustainable and eco-responsible products.
  • Sensitize friends and family

The UN reminds us that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans every year. Harming wildlife as well as fishing or tourism.
If nothing is done, he warns, by 2025 250 million tons of plastic waste will be accumulated in the oceans.

We have to ensure that the oceans continue to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations. The oceans regulate the planet’s climate and are an important source of food. Its surface provides indispensable pathways for global trade, while its depths hold current and future solutions to humanity’s energy needs.” – Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Surf is one of the few sports where you look ahead to see what’s behind.”
Laird Hamilton, big wave surfer

Therefore, have in you a vision of the Future in the Present

“ [„post_title“]=> string(16) „World Oceans Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(31) „world-ocean-day-surf-eco-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-06-07 18:02:28“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-06-07 18:02:28“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10898“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } [1]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10688) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-05-22 08:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-22 08:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(6252) „

Biodiversity refers to the diversity of organisms and the complex relationships between living beings and between them and the environment.

This web of relationships is a precious asset for the balance of natural ecosystems, being of great economic importance for humanity, particularly with regard to the demanding needs in food production and in the control and treatment of diseases.

A Sustainable Planet rely on Biodiversity

It is the basis of life on the planet and one of the pillars of sustainable development.

The wealth and diversity of life make it possible to “provide services” on which we depend.

Services such as:

  • the quality of the water we drink;
  • the air we breathe, food, pollination;
  • protection against floods, among many other examples;

However, the human species is using more than 50% of the planet’s biocapacity.

Examples of this, such as excessive consumption, an increase in the ecological footprint, population growth and intensive agriculture are the main causes of this event that is becoming increasingly devastating and worrying.

The loss of Biodiversity is increasing, reaching aorund 65% decline in the global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish in the last 50 years.

Many of the ecosystems are degraded to the point that they are no longer able to provide their valuable services in their entirety.

Among the main causes that contribute to the loss of biodiversity are the alteration of habitats, the overexploitation of natural resources, the introduction of invasive alien species and climate change.

The disappearance of wetlands, in particular, has an incalculable impact on biodiversity.

Being fragile ecosystems in their own right, highly dependent on regular climate variations, the wetlands are home to countless water-dependent species, with a high biological richness.

Ria Formosa, Faro

Present in these places, the importance of seagrass meadows and the need to protect them is highlighted, being currently a new focus and alert of the United Nations.

Biologically rich and very productive, these ecosystems provide habitat for many species that use them as a refuge and protection, protect the coast from erosion, filter water from pathogens and pollutants and other benefits for local communities.

It is extremely important to maintain the health of seagrass ecosystems, which provide food and livelihoods for millions of people, support rich biodiversity and constitute one of the most efficient carbon reserves on the planet, in combating climate change and sustainable development .

Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Faro

In the south of Portugal, efforts have been made by the Center for Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve in an attempt to protect these areas of such importance and of great sensitivity to changes.

This research group focuses its studies on the environmental benefits that marine prairies provide, especially with regard to how they contribute to mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration.

A study carried out in 2001 revealed that the Ria Formosa was the area with the highest density of seahorses (protected and charismatic species) in the world.

However, current studies show a 90% decrease in the last decade, which makes seahorse populations particularly vulnerable to pressure factors.

Ria Formosa, Faro

Nowadays, biodiversity and nature conservation have to be seen as an opportunity for certain territories to act to minimize the effects of climate change, and the presence of human activities is essential to maintain the values that characterize them.

“ [„post_title“]=> string(30) „International Biodiversity Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(37) „international-biodiversity-day-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-05-17 15:53:14“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-17 15:53:14“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10688“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } [2]=> array(24) { [„ID“]=> int(10655) [„post_author“]=> string(1) „6“ [„post_date“]=> string(19) „2021-05-20 08:00:00“ [„post_date_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-20 08:00:00“ [„post_content“]=> string(3597) „

The European Maritime Day was created in 2008. This day aims to highlight the importance of the seas and oceans.

As the world population grows, the dependence on protein that is obtained from the Sea has increased exponentially. According to the most recent studies, around 55% of the oceans are being targeted for fishing. These data indicate that about 30% of marine stocks are overfished and approximately 55% are completely depleted.

In addition to overfishing (overfishing), there is also the problem associated with accidental fishing, called bycatch, which exert more pressure on fish populations. Some of these fish species are considered to be key and essential for a good balance of marine ecosystems.

Natural Park of Ria Formosa, Faro

The seas and oceans are regulators of the climate, source of oxygen, food, water, renewable energy, pharmaceutical products, minerals, and also used for maritime transport and recreational purposes.

It is in itself a crucial mitigation against climate change and an essential resource for sustainable development. The health of our seas and oceans is inseparable from the health of our planet and of all life on Earth.

Because we are yet to explore and still know a large part of the ocean, we have not yet fully understood its real importance. However, what we know allows us to affirm about its importance and a crucial piece for the existence of life on the Planet.

Portimão, Algarve

We now recognize that human actions have a negative impact on the seas and oceans. Its sustainability and conservation should be a concern for everyone. To protect and care for the seas and oceans is to ensure the protection and well-being of Humanity.

Marine litter is one of the biggest threats to aquatic ecosystems. It is present in coastal areas and in the high seas, on the surface and on the seabed, with an impact on all marine habitats and economic activities associated with the sea.

It is up to us to actively contribute to its preservation, namely in the collection of garbage on the beaches, through beach cleaning initiatives or even by the initiative itself.

Be more proactive!

“ [„post_title“]=> string(21) „European Maritime Day“ [„post_excerpt“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_status“]=> string(7) „publish“ [„comment_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„ping_status“]=> string(6) „closed“ [„post_password“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_name“]=> string(28) „european-maritime-day-future“ [„to_ping“]=> string(0) „“ [„pinged“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_modified“]=> string(19) „2021-05-07 13:41:50“ [„post_modified_gmt“]=> string(19) „2021-05-07 13:41:50“ [„post_content_filtered“]=> string(0) „“ [„post_parent“]=> int(0) [„guid“]=> string(35) „https://future-ecosurf.com/?p=10655“ [„menu_order“]=> int(0) [„post_type“]=> string(4) „post“ [„post_mime_type“]=> string(0) „“ [„comment_count“]=> string(1) „0“ [„filter“]=> string(3) „raw“ } }