Goal 14: Life Below Water
The fourteenth Sustainable Development Goal is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
What we’re doing (University activity)
School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Leicester-led research into coral reefs has revealed the impact of cyclical patterns on the local marine ecosystem around Borneo in Southeast Asia. By analysing core samples, they were able to study sea surface temperature and salinity changes. These coral cores can provide a critical record of local changes in river runoff and rainfall that affect coral reefs.
Geography Student Society
The Geography student society successfully bid for SEED funding to run an awareness raising campaign using metal water bottles as a reward for staff and students to pledge to behave more sustainably.