UN Sustainable Development Goals - 14. Life below water


Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.


Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Read more about this goal on the website of the United Nations.

How do the Dutch universities work on this development goal?
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Open Universiteit

Radboud University I

Radboud University II

TU Delft I

TU Delft II

University of Amsterdam

Wageningen University & Research