Ocean Visions: Finding Ocean-Based Solutions to Society’s Greatest Global Challenges I

Session ID#: 93047

Session Description:
Human impacts on the ocean have grown considerably in the last century. Due to the many consequences of climate change and pollution, our oceans and their valuable resources are now growing dangerously close to being past the point of recovery. We are transitioning, however, from primarily doom and gloom messages to a new age of ocean optimism — an age where ocean-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to society’s greatest global challenges are being developed and implemented. In this session, a diverse variety of individuals will come together to describe innovative approaches and analyses that will enable society to better address climate, energy, and food security while simultaneously maintaining biodiversity and a sustainable global environment. Topics will include: algae-based aquaculture for food and fuels, conservation of marine protected areas in a changing ocean, elimination of marine pollution, harnessing energy from the sea, human-assisted adaptation of marine ecosystems and living resources to ocean warming and acidification, ocean-based climate mitigation and COsequestration technologies, and ocean optimism. Additionally, we will discuss entrepreneurship as an option for furthering ocean sustainability and explore how the next generation of entrepreneurs from around the world are tackling the greatest threats to our oceans by leveraging innovative technologies and creative business models.
  • ED - Education, Outreach and Policy
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
Index Terms:

1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
Primary Chair:  Charles H Greene, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States
Co-chairs:  Stephanie Sharuga, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Sterling, VA, United States, Fiorenza Micheli, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States and Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Georgia Inst Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States
Primary Liaison:  Charles H Greene, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States
Moderators:  Charles H Greene, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States and Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Georgia Inst Tech, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Allison Miller, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo alto, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

The Green New Deal: Algal Solutions to Reversing Climate Change and Ending World Hunger (636031)
Charles H Greene, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States
Reversing Climate Change within 100 years: The scale to restore natural CO2 levels (648119)
Mark E Capron, OceanForesters, Oxnard, CA, United States, Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, Jang K. Kim, Incheon National University, Incheon, South Korea, Craig Pichach, CleanCarbon Energy, Calgary, AB, Canada, Michael D. Chambers, University of New Hampshire, Durham, Durham, NH, United States, Rae Fuhrman, Stingray Sensing, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Anthony T. Jones, Intake Works, Sacramento, CA, United States, Jim R Stewart, OceanForesters, Inc., Ventura, CA, United States, Reginald B. Blaylock, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS, United States, Mohammed A. Hasan, OceanForesters, Ventura, CA, United States, Don Piper, OceanForesters, Beaufort, NC, United States, Graham Harris, OceanForesters, Auckland, New Zealand, Martin T. Sherman, OceanForesters, London, United Kingdom and Scott C James, Baylor University, Geosciences and Mechanical Engineering, Waco, TX, United States
CO2 Removal from Oceans through Sargassum Macroalgae (657230)
Alyson Myers, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Margaux Filippi, Fearless Fund, Washington, DC, United States and Zach Moscicki, Fearless Fund, United States
Warming world, changing ocean: adaptation and mitigation for resilient marine systems (642583)
Rowan Trebilco1, Amelie Meyer2, Jess Melbourne-Thomas1, Phillipa C McCormack3, Aysha Fleming4, Jan McDonald3, Hannah Fogarty5, Emily Ogier5, Jeffrey McGee3, Stuart Paul Corney5, Kimberley Norris6, Narissa Bax5, Kelli Anderson5, Camilla Novaglio1, Kirsty L. Nash7, Karen Alexander7, Gretta Pecl7 and Alistair J Hobday1, (1)CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (2)University of Tasmania, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (3)University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (4)CSIRO Land and Water, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (5)University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (6)University of Tasmania, Division of Psychology, School of Medicine, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (7)University of Tasmania, Centre for Marine Socioecology, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Opportunities for Abiotic, Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Management (642203)
Greg H Rau, University of California Santa Cruz, Institute of Marine Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
An Analysis of the need of creating microalgae live-culture library for future global research (642608)
Eugene Wang, Sophie's BioNutrients, Singapore, Singapore
Stefano Caserini1, Francesco Campo2, Dario Pagano2, Beatriz Barreto2, Tomas Lovato3, Momme Butenchon3, Simona Masina4 and Mario Grosso2, (1)Politecnico di Milano, Milano, 20133, Italy, (2)Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Milano, Italy, (3)Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation, Bologna, Italy, (4)Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Ocean Modelling and Data Assimilation, Bologna, Italy