“An America whose stewardship ensures that the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well being, prosperity, and security of present and future generations.”
Nine National Priority Objectives
1. Ecosystem-Based Management
2. Coastal and marine Spatial Planning
3. Inform Decisions and Improve Understanding
4. Coordinate and Support
5. Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification
6. Regional Ecosystem Protection and Restoration
7. Water Quality and Sustainable Practices on Land
8. Changing Conditions in the Arctic
9. Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Observations, Mapping, and Infrastructure
October 13, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS) 0 comments
CIOCS would like to inform you of the following NCSE Conference, at which CIOCS Executive Director Robbin Peach will lead a session on food security. The conference will be January 19-21, 2011, in Washington, DC. Read on or see the Conference Website for more details.
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)’s 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment:Our Changing Oceans will provide a forum to address the crisis facing our oceans, new knowledge and innovative tools to effectively face this challenge, and the policy and governance needed to restore and protect the oceans.
The conference will bring together over 1,200 scientists, professionals, policy makers, university faculty and students, and educated citizens from a wide range of backgrounds to share their perspectives and develop action-oriented recommendations, new initiatives and other outcomes to improve our stewardship of oceans and their resources.
As a conference attendee, you will be an active participant in developing significant and meaningful outcomes. You will also enjoy opportunities to network and develop new partnerships and collaborations with a wide array of individuals and institutions at the forefront of connecting science to environmental policy and management. This is a one-of-a kind conference with a devoted following and limited space.
The first day will be devoted to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and its aftermath with prominent speakers from government, industry, science, conservation and affected communities. Days two and three will address eight topic areas:
1. Oceans and Carbon
2. Coastal Ocean Change and Potential for Adaptation
3. Oceans and Living Marine Ecosystems
4. Oceans and Human Health
5. Oceans Affect Everyone
6. Tipping Points
7. White Arctic/Blue Arctic
8. Observing and Measuring Ocean Changes for Improved Stewardship
These themes are woven through key note addresses, plenary sessions, symposia and breakout sessions with diverse expert speakers.
Waves of Change Ocean Expo
The Waves of Change Expo is a platform to spotlight cutting-edge programs and initiatives on ocean science, conservation and education to a broad range of attendees. The two-day expo will be held in the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, January 20-21, 2011. For more info and to sign up, please see the Waves of Change Ocean Expo page.
Call for Collaborators
Each year, NCSE’s National Conference partners with a diversity of organizations, companies and agencies to extend conference outreach to increasingly broad communities. If you would be interested in collaborating on this level, please fill out the online Collaborators Application and NCSE will be in touch soon.
Other Speakers to date: John Amos, SkyTruth Don Anderson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Dan Ayers, Former Executive Director of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustees Council Reginald Beach, NOAA Michael Beck, The Nature Conservancy Linda Birnbaum, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Don Boesch, University of Maryland Rusty Brainard, NOAA John Bruno, University of North Carolina Meg Caldwell, Stanford University Tracy Collier, NOAA Rita Colwell, University of Maryland Sarah Cooley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Robert Corell, Global Environment and Technology Foundation Rita Curtis, NOAA/OSTP J. Emmett Duffy, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Juliet Eilpren, The Washington Post Kim Loch Fletcher, Abt Associates Sherri Goodman, Center for Naval Analysis, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Kelly Goodwin, NOAA Hilary Goodwin, Consortium for Ocean Leadership Jessica Grannis, Georgetown University Andrew Gude, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service John Guinotte, Marine Conservation Biology Institute Carlos Gutierrez, Former Secretary of Commerce and CEO of Kellogg Lynne Hale, The Nature Conservancy Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, The University of Queensland Jack Kaye, NASA Geraldine Knatz, Port of Los Angeles Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Margaret Leinen, Climate Response Fund Bill Lipscomb, Los Alamos National Lab Tony MacDonald, Monmouth University Amber Mace, California Ocean Protection Council Marcia McNutt, USGS Tony Michaels, Proteus Environmental Technologies Ed Miles, University of Washington Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute Lance Morgan, Marine Conservation Biology Institute Steven Murowski, NOAA Fisheries Elliott Norse, Marine Conservation Biology Institute Mary O’Connor, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Edward Overton, Louisiana State University Robbin Peach, UMass Boston Charles “Pete” Peterson, University of North Carolina Steward Pickett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Andrew Revkin, New York Times Anthony J. Richardson, CSIRO and Atmospheric Research Andy Rosenberg, Conservation International Mary Ruckelshaus, NOAA Fisheries Stuart Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future Heidi Sosik, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Mark J. Spalding, The Ocean Foundation James Tripp, Environmental Defense Fund Juli Trtanj, NOAA Wes Tunnell, Texas A&M Corpus Christi Brad Warren, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership David Yoskowitz, Texas A&M University
About the National Council for Science and the Environment
NCSE specializes in programs that bring together diverse individuals, institutions and communities to collaborate. We work closely with the many communities creating and using environmental knowledge to make and shape environmental decisions, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels.
While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental outcomes. In this sense it is different from traditional environmental groups. As an organization that is strongly focused rooted in the real-world decisionmaking, it is different from traditional scientific organizations. NCSE is motivated above all by a commitment to use science to achieve solutions to the environmental challenges facing humanity.
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July 19, 2010
by The Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS) 1 Comment
"President Obama on Monday is set to create a national stewardship policy for America’s oceans and Great Lakes, including a type of zoning that could dramatically rebalance the way government regulates offshore drilling, fishing and other marine activities.
The policy would not create new regulations or immediately alter drilling plans or fisheries management. But White House documents and senior administration officials suggest it would strengthen conservation and ecosystem protection.
The initiative culminates more than a year of work by a federal Ocean Policy Task Force, which Obama established last year. After the task force releases its final recommendations, the president is expected to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to adopt and implement them."