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National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) presented its 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans from January 19-21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Our Changing Oceans was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
Our Changing Oceans provided a forum to address the crisis facing our oceans, new knowledge and innovative tools to address the challenge, and the policy and governance needed to restore and protect the oceans.
Our Changing Oceans brought together over 1,200 attendees, including scientists, professionals, policy makers, university faculty and students, and educated citizens from a wide range of disciplines. Participants shared their perspectives and developed a set of policy recommendations which will be distributed to the appropriate decision-makers. NCSE submitted the recommendations to the National Ocean Council, in response to the call for comments on the Council's Strategic Action Plans. In an effort to maximize impact, the recommendations were first mapped onto the nine national priority objectives which include the following: Ecosystem-Based Management; Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning; Inform Decisions and Improve Understanding; Coordinate and Support; Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification; Regional Ecosystem Protection and Restoration; Water Quality and Sustainable Practices on Land; Changing Conditions in the Arctic; and Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Observations, Mapping, and Infrastructure. View the final recommendations here!
NCSE utilizes a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to convene involved scientists and decision-makers from various sectors of society. Our conferences include renowned speakers, topical symposia to explore issues more in depth, and breakout sessions to develop a set of recommendations on how to advance science and connect it to policy and decision-making.
Oceans 2030 Photo & Art WinnersLast Updated on 2011-01-10 08:37:48Oceans 2030: Youth Outlook is a multimedia - photograph, graphic art and video - contest that provided a forum for youth aged 15-24 to share their vision for our ocean as part of the Our Changing Oceans Conference.
It was organized by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) in collaboration with the Aquarium of the Pacific, American Meteorological Society and Consortium for Ocean Leadership with the generous support of the Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation and Disney Animal Kingdom.
Thin Ice - Part 1Last Updated on 2011-01-05 13:37:47In this series of video stories, On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea, explore the past and future of the fast-changing Bering Sea region, its culture and people, and the new polar science that is emerging from an expedition on board the Coast Guard cutter Healy. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova.
Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, Pacific Life, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.
On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea is a production of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. in association with the Clark Science Center at Smith College. Produced by Lawrence R. Hott and Tom Litwin. For full credits, go to pbs.org/nova/extremeice/credits.html
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