The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.
In a new report, the State of the Ocean group finds that human impact is changing the ocean in ways faster than predicted, and not for the better. There is significant concern that sensitive ecosystems may suffer devastating consequences if things don't change quickly and the scientists are ringing an alarm.
Here's a news interview with one of the participants in the workshop and author of the State of the Oceans report, Professor Chris Reid from the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science & University of Plymouth.
Check out the summary as a short report of three pages, or the long report of 21 pages from here: