This week a team of marine researchers have published an index to assesses overall ocean vitality. The index, described this week in Nature, comprises ten separate measures that are aggregated into a single score of how well the seas are doing. The ten measures — which assess features such as food provision, carbon storage, tourism value and biodiversity — were chosen to reflect both the needs of humans and ecosystem sustainability. SAFS‘ adjunct instructor Liz Neeley is a co-author; read more about this new product and the scores of our oceans here!