International Ocean Stewardship Forum 2009

06/10/2009 07:00
06/12/2009 15:00

International Ocean Stewardship Forum 2009
10-12 June 2009
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

Following the success of our 2008 event, the 2009 International Ocean Stewardship Forum will aim to strengthen the coordination between marine policy making and implementation, with particular focus on two topical themes in marine governance:

• The Arctic Ocean – We are still assessing its potential for resources, and recognising the changing face of navigational and recreational use of its waters, and its expected radical ecosystem change. There is a critical need for appropriate environmental care, and sustainable and stable maritime jurisdiction and oversight.

• Geoengineering – What are the potential issues relating to influencing the properties of the oceans to mitigate anthropogenic affects of (say) greenhouse gas emissions? What could be the benefits and disadvantages from iron-fertilisation, CO2 sequestration, atmospheric seeding with sulphur particles – and what are the international legal aspects?

Confirmed speakers for 2009 include:

New Ocean Governance for New Times: Building Integrated and Operational Strategies for Ocean Stewardship. - D. James Baker, Director, Global Carbon Measurement Program, The William J. Clinton Foundation.

The Arctic Ocean: National, International and Commercial Interests. - Paul Berkman, Arctic Geopolitics Group, Cambridge.

Arctic Climate: Present and Future Challenges. - Ola M. Johannessen, Nansen Environmental & Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC).

Geoengineering the Oceans: Miracle Cure or Snake Oil? - Peter Liss, University of East Anglia.

Marine Geoengineering - International Governance Issues. - Chris Vivian, Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

For general information email:

For Information on attending as a delegate contact:
Ranji Goddard
Executive Assistant
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
T: +44 (0)2380 596542
F: +44 (0)2380 596554