In the Arctic Ocean, there is concern about the rapid decline of sea ice due to climate change and its impact on the marine ecosystem. In the marine ecosystem, zooplankton is pivotal organisms connecting between primary producers and higher trophic levels. By understanding the impact of zooplankton on sea-ice reduction, we hope to contribute to the SDGs (13 CLIMATE ACTION and 14 LIFE BELOW WATER).
The United Nations has designated the decade starting in 2021 as the "Decade of Ocean Science," with the aim of contributing to SDGs. Ocean science, as defined by the UN, includes the field of fisheries.