Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Urbanized coastal sustainability under GCCscenario

Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras -IIMyC- (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata -UNMDP- and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas -CONICET-) - Argentina

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity

Through an inter-institutional strategy we will investigate the relationship between urbanization and other anthropic disturbance (e.g. recreation, agriculture and livestock, ports, recreational and artisanal fishing) and environmental variations due to climate change on ecosystem functions (e.g. biogeochemical cycles, biological productivity) and services (e.g. fishing, tourism, conservation, nutrients and pollutant filtering/retention, sequestration of atmospheric CO2, prevention of coastal erosion) of the coastal Buenos Aires Province (Argentina). This is the most urbanized coast of Argentina (1.2 million people that doubles during the summer). We want to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of these ecosystems, providing scientific information and advice to stakeholders. Citizen science and participation of stakeholders are key for the success. Formation of high quality human resources (MSc, PhD and, non-degree courses) will be a by-product of this project.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Cities NetWork (OC-NET)

Start date: 01/11/2021
End date: 01/06/2025

Lead Contact: Oscar Iribarne (