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Event: What will it take to protect the oceans?

23 May 2022 | 18.00-20.00


Published May 5, 2022

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Professor Lisa Roberts, hosted a drinks and networking reception at The Crosby Street Hotel, New York City.

Hear from one of the world’s foremost marine conservationists, Professor Callum Roberts, who has been leading efforts to conserve the biodiversity of our oceans.

The oceans are home to a rich diversity of habitats and species and reduce the overheating of our planet by storing vast amounts of carbon dioxide. However, they face growing threats from fishing, deep seabed mining, climate change, acidification, plastic and other pollutants. Research undertaken by Professor Roberts and colleagues from Exeter is central to efforts to preserve 30% of our oceans by 2030.

How can we achieve this ’30 x 30’ target?  Professor Roberts addresses this urgent question alongside a panel of special guests, followed by questions from the audience.

Speakers

  • Professor Callum Roberts, Professor of Marine Conservation, University of Exeter
  • Melissa Wright, Senior Associate, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Ellen Pikitch, Professor of Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook University
  • Markus Müller, Global Head of the Chief Investment Office, Deutsche Bank