Rosenberg Institute Public Forum Series


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Fall 2018 Rosenberg Institute Public Forum

The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science Public Forum series brings thought leaders to the Estuary and Ocean Science Center to engage community members in discussion about important scientific advances and environmental issues. Public forums are held twice a year in the Bay Conference Center. 

Hope for People and the Ocean

The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Distinguished University Professor and Marine Studies Advisor to the President, Oregon State University

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6 P.M. Reception | 7 P.M. Public Talk

Watch the public forum LIVE HERE!

Jane Lubchenco head shot and diving

Can we use the ocean without using it up? The task is daunting given current trajectories in fisheries, plastics and other pollutants, and the increasingly serious impacts of climate change and ocean acidification. However, new scientific insights, tools, and partnerships are providing hope that it is not too late to transition to more sustainable practices and policies. Solutions exist, but they are not at the scale required. Changing social and economic incentives will be key. Lubchenco draws on her four years as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), her two years as the first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, and her decades of research around the world to summarize scientific knowledge about the importance of sustainable use of the ocean and approaches that are working. She brings a coupled message of urgency and hope.

Rosenberg Institute Public Forums are FREE and open to the public, but seating is very limited and reservations are required.

This event is FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please call Rebecca Johnson at 415-338-3543

Did you miss any of our previous Public Forums? Videos of our presentations can be found HERE.