Dataset on the UAE Performance in Achieving SDG 14, Life Below Water

Published: 4 April 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/pf9sk7hbjd.1
Osman Gulseven


This data lists the relevant sustainability indicators on the marine life and coastal ecosystems in the UAE. The original data sources are the United Nations, Bertelsmann-Stiftung (BS) Foundation, and the Ocean Health Index (OHI). All relevant data is compiled from these sources. While the BS and OHI data is complete, the UN data is missing for many indicators. List of UN SDG 14 variables: - Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density - Sustainable Management of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems (missing) - Average Marine Acidity (Ph) (missing) - Sustainable Fish Stock (missing) - The average proportion of Marine Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) covered by protected areas (%) - Degree of international instruments (missing) - Sustainable fisheries (missing) - Scientific marine research (missing) - Equal access to fishing (missing) - Signatures on Law on Sea List of BS SDG 14 variables (all available for UAE): - Mean area that is protected in marine sites important to biodiversity (%) - Ocean Health Index Goal – Clean waters - Percentage of fish stocks overexploited or collapsed by EEZ - Fish caught by trawling (%) List of OHI marine life variables (all available for UAE): - Artisanal opportunities - Biodiversity - Coastal protection - Carbon storage - Clean water - Food provision - Livelihoods & economies - Natural products - Sense of place - Tourism & recreation



Skyline University College


Sustainable Fishery, Marine Biodiversity