UPCOMING EVENTS

Partnering to Educate the Ocean Science Leaders of the Future

2021-06-30
Date: 2021-07-06 10:45:13
Time: 01:00-02:30
Venue: Online
Speaker:
Category: Conference & Workshop

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and SDG Bergen Science Advice at the University of Bergen are co-sponsoring a virtual side event Partnering to Educate the Ocean Science Leaders of the Future at the UN High-level- Political Forum in New York on Tuesday 6 July at 1:00pm – 2:30pm (EDT/New York time).


Register for the event HERE.

 

PROGRAMME

OPENING REMARKS

Mr. Omar Hernández, Public Information Officer, United Nations Academic Impact

OPENING KEYNOTE

Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, speaks on the topic: The fundamental connection between science, ocean literacy and funding SDG14

PANEL DEBATE

We present an all-women panel, who will provide examples of how local knowledge is used in research and higher education – including examples of funding opportunities, experiences working with government bodies to strengthen ocean-related science, how academia can contribute to raising ocean literacy awareness, and more.

PANELLISTS

Professor Lise Øvreås, Scientific Director, SDG Bergen Ocean

Professor Isabel Ansorge, Marine Research Institute, University of Cape Town

Dr. Natalya Gallo, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen and UN Ocean Decade ECOP representative

Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Director, Office of Global Partnerships and Sustainable Futures, University of the West Indies

MODERATOR

Professor Edvard Hviding, Scientific Director, SDG Bergen Science Advice