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

Session ID#: 93051

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]
1699 General or miscellaneous [GLOBAL CHANGE]
Primary Chair:  Charles H Greene, Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States
Co-chairs:  Dr. Stephanie Sharuga, BSc, MS, MBA, PhD, PMP, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Sterling, 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:  Dr. Stephanie Sharuga, BSc, MS, MBA, PhD, PMP, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Sterling, United States and Fiorenza Micheli, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Allison Miller, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo alto, CA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sustainable Ocean Economies: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary (646750)
Fiorenza Micheli1, Yimnang Golbuu2, James Leape3, Eric Henry Hartge3, Lucie Hazen4, Alfredo Giron-Nava5, Emily Kelly3, Staci Lewis4 and Kirsten Oleson6, (1)Hopkins Marine Station/ Stanford University and Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, (2)Palau International Coral Reef Center, Koror, Palau, (3)Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, CA, United States, (4)Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford, CA, United States, (5)National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (6)University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Honolulu, United States
Building Resilience with Blue Parks: Science-Based Standards for Ocean Protection (656313)
Sarah Hameed, Marine Conservation Institute, Petaluma, CA, United States and Lance E Morgan, Marine Conservation Institute, Glen Ellen, CA, United States
Reaching consensus for conserving the global commons: The case of the Ross Sea, Antarctica (654587)
Cassandra M. Brooks, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, United States, Larry Crowder, Hopkins Marine Station, Department of Biology, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, Henrik Österblom, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden and Aaron Leigh Strong, Hamilton College, Environmental Studies, Clinton, United States
Oceanworks - Sea Plastics Differently (656787)
Juli Schulz, United States and Rob Ianelli, CEO, Los Angeles, United States
Plastic Punch: Innovative Ways to Stimulate Societal Engagement in Marine Plastic Pollution (655993)
Richmond Kennedy Quarcoo, Plastic Punch, Accra, Ghana, Paige Martin, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States and Madeline Foster-Martinez, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States
Changing Tides: Perspectives on The Rise of Entrepreneurship in Ocean and Coastal Sustainability (642229)
Dr. Stephanie Sharuga, BSc, MS, MBA, PhD, PMP, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Sterling, United States
Empowering a Global Movement of Ocean Entrepreneurs (656352)
Brandon Levy, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, San Francisco, CA, United States and Craig Dudenhoeffer, Chief Innovation Officer, SOA, San Francisco, United States; Co-Founder, Ocean Solutions Accelerator, San Francisco, United States
Entrepreneurial Project to Enhance Coral Reef Resilience, Community Nutrition and Sustainable Livelihoods through Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Control (657704)
B Greg Mitchell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Sefano Katz, Pacific Blue Foundation, Suva, Fiji, Margaret Vakalalabure Tabunakawai, Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network, Suva, Fiji and Litia Kirwin, Loving Islands, Suva, Fiji