The UN Ocean Decade: Sustaining Our Future for the Next 10 Years and Beyond

Special Session (W1): The UN Ocean Decade: Sustaining Our Future for the Next 10 Years and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 0855-1015

Location: Town & Country Ballroom A

 

Session Convener:  Ben Maurer, NREL

Moderator: Craig McLean – Assistant Administrator NOAA Research & Member Decade Interim Advisory Board

Panelists:

  1. Julian Barbiere – Head, Marine Policy and Regional Implementation Section IOC
  2. Margaret Leinen – Honorary Chair of MTS San Diego Conference, Director of Scripps Institute of Oceanography & Member Decade Interim Advisory Board
  3. Jerome Aucan -Head Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Sciences (PCCOS)
  4. Hannah Toerner – Officer for Communications at the MTS ECOP Section, and the 2020’s recipient for the Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Award
  5. David Millar – FUGRO Government Accounts Director, Americas

 

Session Summary:

Highlight synergies between government (national and intergovernmental), academia, and industry in achieving the outcomes of the UN Decade

Highlight the success of the first round of endorsed Decade actions in spurring the community to action, and inspiring further contributions

Panelists will outline the process, scale, and scope of “thinking big” for the Decade.