Oceans Past Initiative

Initiative Type: Network

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: International

Time Frame: Ongoing


The Oceans Past Initiative (OPI) is a global research network for marine historical research. Our goal is to enhance knowledge and understanding of how the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life in the world?s oceans has changed over the long term to better indicate future changes and possibilities. OPI welcomes anyone interested in the history of humankind?s interactions with life in the oceans including paleo-ecologists and climatologists, archaeologists, marine environmental historians, economic historians, oral historians, historical ecologists, fisheries historians, and marine environmental and fisheries policy makers and managers.


Initiative Website: https://oceanspast.org/index.php