Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14)

FaCeT is supported by Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) A.8 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 Life Below Water. In recognition of the importance of the direct benefits to humans from healthy oceans, the United Nations (UN) adopted SDG 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

FaCeT addresses two of the SDG 14 targets:

Target 14.2 aims to improve the management and protection of marine ecosystems and strengthen resilience to achieve healthy and productive oceans, with an Indicator (14.2.1) of the proportion of national EEZs managed using ecosystem-based management. 

Target 14.4 aims for the effective regulation of harvesting and the implementation of science-based management plans, with an Indicator (14.4.1) of the proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels, which we expand to include proportion of target and non-target fish stocks.