Sustainable extraction of non-food ocean resources means there is little to no impact on surrounding habitats, marine species, or human well-being. Producing the needed amount of desalinated water sustainably was set out to be the objective of natural products. The status of the Natural Product goal is calculated as the amount of sea water being desalinated versus the official goal of 750 million cubic meters set for 2020, while assessing its sustainability. Studies on the effect of desalination on the environment show different reaction of each habitat to desalination effluents, much depending on local environmental conditions, and desalination methodology. The desalination sustainability was assessed based on habitat mapping and spatial monitoring of the desalination brine (See "Desalination pollution" Data layer for more information).