Ocean elder, Portugal's Mario Soares dies

NeillPeter Neill,
founder and director of the
World Ocean Observatory passed on this news:

In 1998, Mario Soares, former President of Portugal, and described as Portugal's 'father of democracy', organised the Independent World Commission on the Ocean, comprising leaders and experts from around to globe, to create an agenda for the #sustainability of the #ocean.

Mr Soares, aged 92, died in Lisbon.