Ocean Conservation through Social Innovation
Monday, October 7
10:45AM - 11:45AM
Austin Convention Center MR 9AB
Nested Strategies - Pres
EarthPeople - Pres
Mission Blue/SEAlliance - Dir of Strategic Partnerships
Kiss the Ocean - Co-founder / Ocean Educator
Sakana Film Productions LLC - Producer/Dir
With half of fish species imperiled by climate change, overfishing, ocean acidification and toxic pollution, ocean conservation is becoming one of the most critical environmental issues of our time. The ocean is a topic of interest to a wide audience, but discussion typically centers around exploring and cataloging biodiversity. While conservation issues have become more prominent, the task calls for more than one-dimensional pollution control.
Conserving oceans, the source of 70% of the world’s oxygen, requires creativity, technology, commercialization, engagement and other tactics within the domain of the social innovator. What roles can change agents play in ocean conservation? Where are the needs and opportunities? What are the emerging technologies for fostering action and change? Attend this panel to hear how 4 national leaders are utilizing leading-edge ideas to help restore the sea.
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