The Restoration Imperative to Achieve a Sustainable Ocean Economy Nobody Foretold in 1871

by Carlos M. Duarte, Dorte Krause-Jensen
Commentary Year: 2020 DOI:


Duarte, C. M., & Krause-Jensen, D. (2020). The restoration imperative to achieve a sustainable ocean economy nobody foretold in 1871. One Earth3(6), 669-671.


150 years ago, Jules Verne formulated a vision for technological advances propelling ocean exploration and exploitation of resources within the carrying capacities of marine ecosystems, but he also projected the pathway leading to today’s overexploitation of resources. We build on the novel’s prophecies to consider steps conducive to a sustainable ocean economy.