The Blue Amazon is a political-strategic concept that encompasses the ocean and riverside areas of Brazil and was adopted in order to inform the population about the maritime territory importance. Brazilian jurisdictional
waters reach 5.7 million square miles, which is equivalent to approximately half of the country’s continental mass.
The commission’s goal will be to gain knowledge and suggest the improvement of processes for the prevention, monitoring and control of environmental disasters at sea and on the coast, as well as on the impacts on ecosystems, on the health of the population, fishing security and socio economic aspects.
The results obtained by the commission should provide scientific inputs of global expression, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development – as proposed by the United Nations.
The Technical-Scientific Commission for the Monitoring and Neutralization of Impacts Resulting from Marine Pollution by Oil and other Pollutants in the Blue Amazon will act as the advisory body to the Navy Commander and, when required, other public administrative changes.
The commission will be comprised of effective members, representatives from Brazilian Navy and external members from other public institutions and the scientific community.