Rosenberg Institute Fall Public Forum


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Fall 2018 Rosenberg Institute Public Forum

The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology & Environmental Science Public Forums bring leading local, national, and international scientists to a public forum at EOS to speak about the latest advances in their field. The Public Forum Series provides an opportunity for the public to engage with renowned scholars and to deepen their understanding and awareness of environmental issues and solutions. Forum events are held twice a year, in the spring and fall.

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

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.


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