Review of the evidence for oceans and human health relationships in Europe: A systematic map

Summary

Globally, there is increasing scientific evidence of critical links between the oceans and human health, with research into issues such as pollution, harmful algal blooms and nutritional contributions. However, Oceans and Human Health (OHH) remains an emerging discipline. As such these links are poorly recognized in policy efforts such as the Sustainable Development Goals, with OHH not included in either marine (SDG14) or health (SDG3) goals. This is arguably short-sighted given recent development strategies such as the EU Blue Growth Agenda. In this systematic map we aim to build on recent efforts to enhance OHH in Europe by setting a baseline of existing evidence, asking: What links have been researched between marine environments and the positive and negative impacts to human health and wellbeing?

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Link to centre authors: Short, Rebecca
Publication info: Short, R., Cox, D., Ling Tan, Y., Bethel, A., Eales, J., Garside, R.. 2021. Review of the evidence for oceans and human health relationships in Europe: A systematic map. Environment International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106275

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