The National Council For Science and the Environment runs a big conference every year in Washington DC. This years theme is “Our Changing Oceans” and it is shaping up to be one of the most important ocean conservation conferences ever.
Some of the major speakers include:
Dr. Carl Safina, President, Blue Ocean Institute
Steve Murawski, Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor, NOAA Fisheries
Hon. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator, NOAA
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-residence, National Geographic; Founder, Mission Blue; Chairman & CEO, Sylvia Earle Alliance
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society
John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress; Member, Joint Ocean Commission Leadership Council
Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
John Holdren, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (Invited); Co-Chairs, National Ocean Council
Ove and I organized a session on climate change impacts on the oceans.
See the full conference overview here and a list of conference sessions here.