Atlas Aquatica

Atlas Aquatica

Atlas Aquatica 1242 822 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego – United States of America (USA)

Atlas Aquatica, backed by a coalition of dive industry professionals, local communities, researchers, decision makers, and communicators, is committed to building organizational capacity within the diving sector and supporting their voices in international dialogues for sustainability.

By mapping and surveying the worldwide distribution of diving sites and diving operators (i.e., diving centers), Atlas Aquatica aims to calculate the annual global economic value of the diving industry to marine tourism.

Atlas Aquatica will:

  1. establish a multidisciplinary collaboration network to co-design strategies for the global diving community to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and
  2. describe the diving industry’s impact to the surrounding ecosystem and society.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2025

Lead Contact: Octavio Aburto (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Project


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