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The Anthropocene Ocean

This session will explore what the Anthropocene means for the ocean and how to steer it in a sustainable and equitable way.

Event Details:

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
9:00am - 10:30am PST

Location

Virtual

This event is open to:

General Public

Humans have become a dominant force of planetary change. This epoch, referred to as the Anthropocene, implies profound alterations to the Earth’s marine and terrestrial ecosystems upon which so many people depend. The prospect of a new era of blue growth, in particular, poses unprecedented sustainability and governance challenges to the ocean, as marine ecosystems face cumulative pressures from local human impacts, global climate change, and distal socioeconomic drivers. This session will explore what the Anthropocene means for the ocean and how to steer it in a sustainable and equitable way. With the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development poised to begin, panelists will present new research frontiers at the science-policy-practice interface and discuss how to approach ocean sustainability in the 21st century.

Schedule

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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    Jan Bebbington

    Jan Bebbington

    Director, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, University of Lancaster, UK

    Jean-Baptiste Jouffray

    Jean-Baptiste Jouffray

    Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm Resilience Center

    Douglas McCauley

    Douglas McCauley

    Associate Professor at University of California, Santa Barbara

    Elizabeth Selig

    Elizabeth Selig

    Deputy Director at Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University

    John Virdin

    John Virdin

    Director, Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

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