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Ocean Visions 2021 Summit

Ocean Visions

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The free, virtual Ocean Visions 2021 Summit will showcase and explore diverse solutions for pressing ocean challenges

The Ocean Visions 2021 Summit, “Towards a Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions,” will be held May 18-21, 2021. The biennial Summit will feature prominent researchers, innovators, decision-makers, and funders—all of whom are working to accelerate solutions for the greatest challenges facing our ocean. 

Against the backdrop of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), this year’s summit will convene a diverse community on the cutting edge of creating and advancing solutions in the ocean-climate nexus. 

Opening the four-day summit with a conversation on catalyzing ocean solutions is Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Margaret Leinen, Georgia Tech College of Sciences Dean and American Geophysical Union President Susan Lozier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President and Director Peter de Menocal, Chairman of Ocean Visions and Georgia Tech Ocean Science & Engineering Director Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Co-Founder of the Early Career Ocean Professional network under the UN Decade Erin Satterthwaite, and Ocean Visions Executive Director & Chief Innovation Officer Brad Ack. 

 The Ocean Visions 2021 Summit is expected to bring together more than a thousand participants from many parts of the globe to engage in meaningful conversations on the most effective approaches to address the major ocean-climate challenges. Sessions include: 

• Accelerating the Ocean's Power to Sequester Carbon and Reverse Climate Disruption • Equitable Solutions for Coastal Inundations and Sea Level Rise
• Healthy Ocean & Healthy People
• Marine Circular Bioeconomy: Sustainable Food, Bioenergy, & Biomaterials
• Harnessing Innovation to Accelerate Ocean Solutions
• Towards a Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS) 

The Ocean Visions 2021 Summit is complimentary to attend. Registration is required.


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