Talk Synopsis & Video Recording
I’ve spent more than a decade promoting the idea that ocean problems are huge but not insuperable. The initial inspiration came from graduate students in a program we likened to medical school for the ocean – if medical students focus on cures, why were our students spending so much time on ocean obituaries? There’s now been a marked shift in focus from doom and gloom to solutions, and the number of success stories continues to climb. But we need more, bigger and faster solutions. I’ll use a few examples to explore what might be needed to get there.
Breakout Group Discussions
Each group pick a problem and explore what the biggest challenges are to making progress. Examples of challenges are: stimulating new ideas/approaches, early-stage or implementation-stage financial support, convincing initial stakeholders to adopt a solution, spreading the word, systematic obstacles such as social inertia and disincentives.
How much do we know about what the real obstacles are?
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