Dataset on the Marine Sustainability in the United Arab Emirates

Gulseven O.

DATA IN BRIEF, vol.31, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105742
  • Journal Name: DATA IN BRIEF
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, BIOSIS, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Sustainability, Life Below Water, Marine Life, Coastal Ecosystems
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This data compiles the relevant indicators on measuring the UAE's attainments towards sustaining marine life and coastal ecosystems. Those indicators are compiled from three databases, namely from the United Nations, BertelsmannStiftung (BS) Foundation, and the Ocean Health Index (OHI). While the UN and BS indicators are widely accepted in measuring sustainability, many of the indicators in these databases are ambiguous and incomplete. The data from OHI is complete and offers a better perspective on measuring the quality of life below water at a country level. This is an interesting case study, which can extend to other countries. The compiled data can be used to make better decisions for future sustainability initiatives in protecting marine life. Interpretation of this data can be found in the article by Gulseven (2020) titled "Measuring achievements towards SDG 14, life below water , in the United Arab Emirates" [1] . (C) 2020 The Author. Published by Elsevier Inc.