Mapping our Oceans: The Role of Science and Technology in Sustaining Ocean Ecosystems
WITH PATRICK N. HALPIN
And guests Gabrielle Carmine and Guillermo Ortuño Crespo
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET
Despite covering 70% of the planet’s surface, we are only beginning to understand the seascapes, species, and processes of the world’s changing oceans. We are at a critical juncture where ‘planet ocean’ is now entering the Anthropocene. To close this gap, new geospatial technologies are playing a crucial role in addressing many ocean challenges, including marine ecology, resource management, and ocean conservation.
In this webinar, Duke University scientist Pat Halpin and his colleagues will describe the exciting developments in ocean science and technology, and how they are being used to support ocean health and sustainable use. These new advances in technology are informing the development of new ocean governance with the development of the new implementation agreement for the Law of the Sea as well as helping to set priorities for the emerging UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development launching in 2021.
About the series
The Future of Our Oceans is a new event series hosted by Oceans@Duke that explores the critical role that oceans play in our planetary systems, geopolitics, local communities, culture, and economy. The webinars, hosted virtually during the 2020-21 year, share new research-based insights, explore complex and contested questions, and ultimately shed new light on how to balance human demands and ocean health.