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Marine Water Quality

Data source provider

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

Use cases

Climate-related disclosures, Exposure quantification, Product development, Scenario analysis

Data group

Water indicators

Metric Type


Methodology/ Standard / Classification/ Taxonomy / Reference

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

Unit (e.g. CO2)

Ocean Health Index

Dimension (e.g. Sector, Customer)

By Country

Time horizon 




Time series




Observation on data availability/gaps

The Ocean Health Index uses data from global databases to annually assess 221 regions, including all coastal countries, territories, and the Antarctic. The Index is comprised of ten overarching goals that represent the wide range of benefits a healthy ocean can provide: Food Provision, Artisanal Fishing Opportunities, Natural Products, Carbon Storage, Coastal Protection, Tourism & Recreation, Coastal Livelihoods & Economies, Sense of Place, Clean Waters, and Biodiversity.

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