THE OCEAN RACE SUMMITS #3
STREAMING LIVE FROM NEWPORT, RI, USA

September 16, 2020
10am - 1pm EDT (1600 - 1900 CEST)


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SUMMIT #2 - STREAMING LIVE FROM THE HAGUE


The Ocean Race Summits #2 from The Hague is now over.

A replay of the Summit is available on YouTube here.

A Summary Report of the Summit is available for download here

  • WHAT'S AT THE SUMMIT?

    The Ocean Race Summits No. 2, streaming live from The Hague will be like an interactive TV show, followed by small break-out groups that will allow valuable time with other experts to exchange ideas, combine skills and collaborate for the future.

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    The ocean is alive, and through science it's speaking to us. But are we listening? We know we need to ‘stand behind the science’, but how do we do that? We look at the intersection between ocean health, climate change and planetary health.

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    We consider nature-based and ocean rights and hear from environmental justice campaigners on how these instruments should be included in ocean-based decisions. In The Hague we give the ocean a seat at the discussion table!

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    That’s a wrap on plastic! Or is it?

    We review what has been achieved so far and the amazing commitments made, action taken and solutions innovated.

    But will it be enough?

    What comes next?

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    We have the science and the solutions, now we need to inspire action, get people to join forces and to do it fast.
    How do we apply behavioural science, sports psychology and marketing tools to our mission?
    Is there a winning formula?

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    Could conservation capitalise on climate and plastic's pivotal moment?

    And how might our efforts be affected as the world focuses on the coronavirus?

    How do young people now reframe their future?

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    Those protecting and working within the North Sea will come together to discuss how nature inclusive, regenerative and climate neutral design can be applied.

    What can we learn from the unique Dutch perspective?

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    In our sport, pivotal moments change the outcome of a race, and this is poised to be a pivotal year for the future of our blue planet. What will the big decisions in 2020 mean for the future of the ocean? We hear from those advocating for decisions and proposing action.

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    The impact of the food and agriculture industries on water quality and healthy seas is explored.

    We bring together those working in the sector in The Netherlands to explore how to move from clean soils to healthy bodies and clean seas.

TOPICS

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    Session 1
    Winning Strategies

    Focussing on human endeavour, teamwork, and a ‘we can do this’ mind state. We will set up the Summit with stories of achievement. teamwork, bravery, endurance, and the resilience that elite athletes and ocean racing teams need to succeed and discuss how we can apply these winning strategies for the race to restore ocean health.

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    Session 2
    The Science of Action

    How do we ride the current of human nature rather than fight against it? In this panel we explore what ignites people to action. How do we apply behavioural science, sports psychology and marketing tools to our mission? Is there a winning formula?

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    Session 3
    Nature-Based Rights

    The Hague is the home for the International Court of Justice. Could a different legal approach be a winning strategy for accelerating action? In this session we consider nature-based and ocean rights and hear from environmental justice campaigners on how these instruments should be included in ocean-based decisions. Can we give the ocean a voice and offer it a seat at the discussion table?

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    Session 4
    Post 2020 Decisions and Action

    This year was poised to be a ‘super year’ for the future of our blue planet with numerous international conferences planning to establish new long-term conservation targets. As these events get rescheduled until 2021, (the year of The Ocean Race and the start of UN Decade of Ocean Science) is this an issue or actually an opportunity? We predict and prepare whilst hearing from those advocating for decisions and proposing action.

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    Session 5
    Brands for Impact

    There has never been so much public demand for social and environmental action. Getting involved in causes is becoming a business necessity for many brands, from businesses to sports to celebrities. We look at the role of the private sector, communities and individuals in advocating for change and taking action and how we entice brands to focus on ocean conservation.

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    Session 6
    The Dutch Perspective

    Local knowledge can make all the difference in Ocean Racing. In this session we dive into the learning that the Dutch can bring to the race to restore ocean health and abundance. Living in a delta country and below sea level, the Dutch have been battling with the sea forever. They know it’s impossible to fight the force of nature, and so they embrace it. Living with 17 million citizens in a relatively small area makes the Dutch rich in solutions - in the agriculture, marine and water sectors. Combining their direct yet collaborative approach to all matters, embracing nature-inclusive design, an appetite for innovation and experimental systems (such as the doughnut AA), along with their untamable trading spirit, means new ideas and solutions come at a fast pace from this small country.

ACTION LABS

  • ACTION LAB 1
    WINNING STRATEGIES

    How can the tactics and approach needed to win in ocean racing be applied to ocean conservation? What are the winning strategies? What makes the perfect team? How do we make sure we are racing with the currents, not fighting against them? Let’s look at ocean conservation as if it was the ocean race.

  • ACTION LAB 2
    BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE DEEP DIVE

    Can conservation capitalise on climate and plastic's pivotal moment? And how might people’s values and behaviours be adjusted as we emerge from the coronavirus? Will conservation benefit or be impacted in its aftermath? We have the science and the solutions, but we have to inspire action. What can we use from behavioural science, sports psychology and marketing tools for our mission to restore Ocean Health?

  • ACTION LAB 3
    TELLING THE STORY OF OCEANS UNDER THREAT

    Moderated by TIME journalist Aryn Baker, we examine the charged topic of how to use storytelling as a way to change perceptions. Not enough people understand the threats faced by earth’s most valuable asset, confident that the ocean is simply too big to fail. How do we change that narrative in the popular imagination, in order to set the scene for action, stewardship and good decision making?

  • ACTION LAB 4
    NATURE-BASED AND OCEAN RIGHTS

    We consider nature-based and ocean rights and hear from environmental justice campaigners on how these instruments should be included in ocean-based decisions. In The Hague we give the ocean a seat at the discussion table!

  • ACTION LAB 5
    NATURE INCLUSIVE AND CLIMATE NEUTRAL DESIGN FOR THE NORTH SEA

    Those protecting and working within the North Sea will come together to discuss how nature inclusive, regenerative and climate neutral design systems can be applied. Nature inclusive design is the key to engineering which harnesses the forces of nature to benefit the environment, economy and society.

  • ACTION LAB 6
    BRANDS FOR IMPACT

    It’s not all down to policy and regulation. Brands, consumers, sports, companies and communities are taking action and demanding action. We look at the role of brands to ignite passion, advocacy and action. How can brands, sports stars or other influencers use their platform for good. Where are purpose partnerships headed in the next decade?

  • ACTION LAB 7
    THAT'S A WRAP ON PLASTIC, OR IS IT?

    That’s a wrap on plastic! Or is it? We review what has been achieved so far and the amazing commitments made, action taken and solutions innovated. But will it be enough? What comes next?

  • ACTION LAB 8
    POST 2020 DECISIONS

    This year was poised to be a ‘super year’ for the future of our blue planet. What do the big decisions planned for 2020 mean for the future of the ocean? Are we pressing pause on upcoming ocean decisions due to cancellations and delays? What does that mean for ocean health? We predict and prepare whilst hearing from those advocating for decisions and proposing action.

  • ACTION LAB 9
    OCEAN & CLIMATE (SCIENTISTS AND YOUTH SPEAK OUT)

    Hear from youth on their advocacy for action on climate and ocean health. Join scientists working at the intersection of ocean+climate who will share their knowledge and explore science based and forward-thinking innovations and policies that can help restore planetary health. Access information and tools to draw links between ocean and climate to use when advocating for action. Speak with Dutch Wavemakers, Fridays for Future and Atlantic Youth Ambassadors.

  • ACTION LAB 10
    THE DUTCH PERSPECTIVE

    We learn from the Dutch affinity for collaboration, and consider the option of a Green Deal, an effective tool used in The Netherlands and Europe. How does this all fit into the local North Sea policy? Or in the bigger picture of the world's coastal areas?

  • PARTICIPANTS

    Join an inspiring line-up of experts and leaders in the second in our current series of The Ocean Race Summits including...
    Business leaders & policy makers, scientists and technicians, solutions innovators, skippers and sailors, ocean advocates, environmental justice campaigners, marketers and storytellers, behavioural scientists, sports psychologists, young wavemakers and those living and working with the ocean.

HOSTS

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    Liz Bonnin
    Co-host

    Biochemist, wild animal biologist and TV presenter Liz Bonnin has an infectious passion for the natural world and is in her element when picking the brains of top scientists.

    Liz thrives on sharing the beautiful complexity of the planet and the latest scientific advances with a wide range of audiences on and off the screen. She is a regular presenter on BBC and other UK and international networks as well as host for STEM, wildlife and conservation events in the UK.

    Liz Bonnin
    Co-host

    Biochemist, wild animal biologist and TV presenter Liz Bonnin has an infectious passion for the natural world and is in her element when picking the brains of top scientists.

    Liz thrives on sharing the beautiful complexity of the planet and the latest scientific advances with a wide range of audiences on and off the screen. She is a regular presenter on BBC and other UK and international networks as well as host for STEM, wildlife and conservation events in the UK.

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    Humberto Tan
    Co-host

    Humberto is one of the top-rated sport-interviewers in The Netherlands and has hosted the popular daily talk show RTL Late Night. 

    He studied Law in Amsterdam and is an ambassador for organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund and Dutch Red Cross. He also is a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau appointed for his many years of voluntary service.

    Humberto Tan
    Co-host

    Humberto is one of the top-rated sport-interviewers in The Netherlands and has hosted the popular daily talk show RTL Late Night. 

    He studied Law in Amsterdam and is an ambassador for organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund and Dutch Red Cross. He also is a Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau appointed for his many years of voluntary service.

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SPEAKERS

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    Lord Sebastian Coe
    CH KBE

    The Right Honourable Lord Coe is a special guest speaker for registered Summit participants. He will tell them his inspirational story of how we can change a losing situation into a winning one and achieve unimaginable feats.

    Lord Coe is the President of World Athletics and the Executive Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment. As an athlete he won Olympic gold medals in the 1500 metres in 1980 and 1984 and set 12 middle-distance world records. He went on to become the Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne and later chaired the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

    Lord Sebastian Coe
    CH KBE

    The Right Honourable Lord Coe is a special guest speaker for registered Summit participants. He will tell them his inspirational story of how we can change a losing situation into a winning one and achieve unimaginable feats.

    Lord Coe is the President of World Athletics and the Executive Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment. As an athlete he won Olympic gold medals in the 1500 metres in 1980 and 1984 and set 12 middle-distance world records. He went on to become the Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne and later chaired the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

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    Richard Brisius
    Race Chairman, The Ocean Race

    Richard Brisius is Race Chairman of The Ocean Race.  From his experience of nine editions of this race dating back to 1989-90, Richard will share some inspirational stories of winning strategies and human endeavour against all odds in ocean racing.

    Brisius has played a big part in the offshore racing scene both sailing in and managing a number of successful campaigns. Now leading The Ocean Race with long-term business partner Johan Salen they launched ‘Racing with Purpose’ putting an award winning sustainability programme at the heart of ocean racing and global sport.

    Richard Brisius
    Race Chairman, The Ocean Race

    Richard Brisius is Race Chairman of The Ocean Race.  From his experience of nine editions of this race dating back to 1989-90, Richard will share some inspirational stories of winning strategies and human endeavour against all odds in ocean racing.

    Brisius has played a big part in the offshore racing scene both sailing in and managing a number of successful campaigns. Now leading The Ocean Race with long-term business partner Johan Salen they launched ‘Racing with Purpose’ putting an award winning sustainability programme at the heart of ocean racing and global sport.

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    H.S.H. PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO
    Head of State – Principality of Monaco

    Born in 1958 in Monaco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II is the Sovereign Prince of the Principality of Monaco. The year following his accession to the throne, he launched in 2006 the “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation”, which continues his personal commitment for the protection of the environment by supporting sustainable, ethical and innovative projects around the world, with a focus on three main challenges: fighting against climate change and promoting renewable energy; combating the loss of biodiversity; and preserving water resources.

    In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook a scientific journey in the Antarctic. This journey follows upon two other expeditions realized in Arctic in 2005 (Spitzberg) and 2006 when he reached the North Pole by sledge. Prince Albert II is the only Head of State to have visited both Poles.

    H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has been honored by numerous prizes from organizations around the world for His contribution and actions in favor of the protection of our environment as the Teddy Roosevelt medal at the United States Congress, the Roger Revelle prize at the University of California in San Diego, and the B.A.U.M Environmental award in Hamburg. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco oversees the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute at the University of Paris. He is a member of the Ocean Elders group and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Students on Ice Program. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco is one of the IUCN Patron of Nature since 2011.

    H.S.H. PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO
    Head of State – Principality of Monaco

    Born in 1958 in Monaco, H.S.H. Prince Albert II is the Sovereign Prince of the Principality of Monaco. The year following his accession to the throne, he launched in 2006 the “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation”, which continues his personal commitment for the protection of the environment by supporting sustainable, ethical and innovative projects around the world, with a focus on three main challenges: fighting against climate change and promoting renewable energy; combating the loss of biodiversity; and preserving water resources.

    In January 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco undertook a scientific journey in the Antarctic. This journey follows upon two other expeditions realized in Arctic in 2005 (Spitzberg) and 2006 when he reached the North Pole by sledge. Prince Albert II is the only Head of State to have visited both Poles.

    H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has been honored by numerous prizes from organizations around the world for His contribution and actions in favor of the protection of our environment as the Teddy Roosevelt medal at the United States Congress, the Roger Revelle prize at the University of California in San Diego, and the B.A.U.M Environmental award in Hamburg. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco oversees the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Oceanographic Institute at the University of Paris. He is a member of the Ocean Elders group and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Students on Ice Program. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco is one of the IUCN Patron of Nature since 2011.

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    Dr Vladimir Ryabinin
    Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and Assistant Director General of UNESCO

    Dr Ryabinin is an oceanographer, marine engineer, climatologist and emeritus meteorologist. His research has led to a number of achievements in the numerical weather prediction, marine meteorological services, offshore engineering, ocean and climate science.

    Since the early 1980s, Dr Ryabinin has been involved as an expert in coordinating activities of the United Nations. He has contributed to the core design of the Global Ocean Observing System, International Polar Year 2007/2008, and is currently leading the design of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

    Headquartered in Paris, IOC is a body with functional autonomy within UNESCO that promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development in order to better manage the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas.

    Dr Vladimir Ryabinin
    Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and Assistant Director General of UNESCO

    Dr Ryabinin is an oceanographer, marine engineer, climatologist and emeritus meteorologist. His research has led to a number of achievements in the numerical weather prediction, marine meteorological services, offshore engineering, ocean and climate science.

    Since the early 1980s, Dr Ryabinin has been involved as an expert in coordinating activities of the United Nations. He has contributed to the core design of the Global Ocean Observing System, International Polar Year 2007/2008, and is currently leading the design of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

    Headquartered in Paris, IOC is a body with functional autonomy within UNESCO that promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development in order to better manage the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas.

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    Charlie Enright
    11th Hour Racing Team

    Enright will share some epic stories of ocean racing and give his insights into what leadership mindstate and skills are needed in pivotal moments of sailing -- how can we apply those types of skills in these current times and in the race for ocean health.

    As Skipper & Co-Founder of 11th Hour Racing Team, Charlie Enright’s goal to lift The Ocean Race Trophy comes with a mission to educate and engage fans along the way on today’s environmental concerns, inspiring them to do their part to benefit ocean health and our fragile planet.

    © Amory Ross | 11th Hour Racing

    Charlie Enright
    11th Hour Racing Team

    Enright will share some epic stories of ocean racing and give his insights into what leadership mindstate and skills are needed in pivotal moments of sailing -- how can we apply those types of skills in these current times and in the race for ocean health.

    As Skipper & Co-Founder of 11th Hour Racing Team, Charlie Enright’s goal to lift The Ocean Race Trophy comes with a mission to educate and engage fans along the way on today’s environmental concerns, inspiring them to do their part to benefit ocean health and our fragile planet.

    © Amory Ross | 11th Hour Racing

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    Håkan Samuelsson
    President & CEO Volvo Car Group

    Håkan Samuelsson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Cars. Since his appointment in 2012 he has overseen the transformation of the company into a global car maker and leader in safety, autonomous driving and connectivity.

    Mr Samuelsson will share how Volvo Cars have re-positioned from the safety brand to what they are today having ‘omtanke’ embedded in their business philosophy and how a brand with purpose can activate in a time of crisis.

    Håkan Samuelsson
    President & CEO Volvo Car Group

    Håkan Samuelsson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo Cars. Since his appointment in 2012 he has overseen the transformation of the company into a global car maker and leader in safety, autonomous driving and connectivity.

    Mr Samuelsson will share how Volvo Cars have re-positioned from the safety brand to what they are today having ‘omtanke’ embedded in their business philosophy and how a brand with purpose can activate in a time of crisis.

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    Hans Vestberg
    Chairman and CEO Verizon

    Hans Vestberg is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. Sharing Verizon purpose and transformation Vestberg will give us insights to how brand culture and leadership can influence positive change especially in current times.

    Vestberg was a founding member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he led climate-change and digital-health initiatives. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where he helped authorthe UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He is also vice chairman of Hexagon and a board member of the UN Foundation, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initia-tive, and Childhood US (part of the Queen of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation).

    Hans Vestberg
    Chairman and CEO Verizon

    Hans Vestberg is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. Sharing Verizon purpose and transformation Vestberg will give us insights to how brand culture and leadership can influence positive change especially in current times.

    Vestberg was a founding member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he led climate-change and digital-health initiatives. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where he helped authorthe UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He is also vice chairman of Hexagon and a board member of the UN Foundation, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initia-tive, and Childhood US (part of the Queen of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation).

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    Richard Vevers
    The Ocean Agency, Chasing Coral (film)

    Richard Vevers will guide us from ocean racing and what it takes to be successful in the toughest test of a team, to applying these winning strategies to the race to restore ocean life.

    Richard is a key cast member of the award-winning film Chasing Coral. He is founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, a unique nonprofit which accelerates ocean conservation action through creativity, technology and powerful partnerships. His marketing background has guided his unique creative and business-thinking approach to ocean conservation.

    Richard Vevers
    The Ocean Agency, Chasing Coral (film)

    Richard Vevers will guide us from ocean racing and what it takes to be successful in the toughest test of a team, to applying these winning strategies to the race to restore ocean life.

    Richard is a key cast member of the award-winning film Chasing Coral. He is founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, a unique nonprofit which accelerates ocean conservation action through creativity, technology and powerful partnerships. His marketing background has guided his unique creative and business-thinking approach to ocean conservation.

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    Anje-Marijcke van Boxtel
    Sports Psychologist

    Anje-Marijcke Van Boxtel will share her insights into the mind state and skills needed to be a leader on and off the water and how a winning mentality can be applied to Ocean Health. 

    Anje-Marijcke is a psychologist who specializes in top-level coaching and leadership. She’s been the coach of both Team Brunel Volvo Ocean Race campaigns, and helped them capitalise their talents and peak performance.

    Anje-Marijcke van Boxtel
    Sports Psychologist

    Anje-Marijcke Van Boxtel will share her insights into the mind state and skills needed to be a leader on and off the water and how a winning mentality can be applied to Ocean Health. 

    Anje-Marijcke is a psychologist who specializes in top-level coaching and leadership. She’s been the coach of both Team Brunel Volvo Ocean Race campaigns, and helped them capitalise their talents and peak performance.

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    Glenn Edney
    Ocean Spirit New Zealand

    Glenn Edney will share insights into how to elevate understanding and empathy for a living ocean. 

    Glenn is co-founder of Te Wairua O Te Moananui-Ocean Spirit Charitable Trust, is an ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, photographer and professional diver. He is a Deep Ecology Practitioner and has a strong interest in bringing together traditional indigenous Ocean knowledge and modern scientific ecological understanding. He is the author of three books and numerous articles and papers on Ocean-related topics including: “The Ocean is Alive: Re-visioning our relationship with the Living Ocean”.

    Glenn Edney
    Ocean Spirit New Zealand

    Glenn Edney will share insights into how to elevate understanding and empathy for a living ocean. 

    Glenn is co-founder of Te Wairua O Te Moananui-Ocean Spirit Charitable Trust, is an ocean ecologist, underwater naturalist, photographer and professional diver. He is a Deep Ecology Practitioner and has a strong interest in bringing together traditional indigenous Ocean knowledge and modern scientific ecological understanding. He is the author of three books and numerous articles and papers on Ocean-related topics including: “The Ocean is Alive: Re-visioning our relationship with the Living Ocean”.

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    Willem Ferweda
    Founder & CEO Commonland

    Dutch ecologist Willem Ferweda, CEO of Commonland, facilitates long term support for local people and develops local business cases to restore degraded landscapes and ecosystems, generating inspirational, social, natural, and sustainable financial returns through his scientific proven methodology: the 4 Returns framework as seen in the documentary Green Gold 2

    Willem will share the 4 Returns Framework; a proven solutionary method for landscape restoration and will share his vision how this can help ocean health.

    Willem Ferweda
    Founder & CEO Commonland

    Dutch ecologist Willem Ferweda, CEO of Commonland, facilitates long term support for local people and develops local business cases to restore degraded landscapes and ecosystems, generating inspirational, social, natural, and sustainable financial returns through his scientific proven methodology: the 4 Returns framework as seen in the documentary Green Gold 2

    Willem will share the 4 Returns Framework; a proven solutionary method for landscape restoration and will share his vision how this can help ocean health.

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    Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer
    Ambassador 'Circular Economy' of the Amsterdam Economic Board

    Prof. Dr Jacqueline Cramer is more than forty years actively involved in the environmental field within the business community, civil society organizations, politics and academia. She is ambassador for the 'Circular Economy' of the Economic Board Amsterdam. From 2007 to 2010, she was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. She will be sharing with us how to involve the health of our planet in our business strategies.

    Prof. dr. Jacqueline Cramer
    Ambassador 'Circular Economy' of the Amsterdam Economic Board

    Prof. Dr Jacqueline Cramer is more than forty years actively involved in the environmental field within the business community, civil society organizations, politics and academia. She is ambassador for the 'Circular Economy' of the Economic Board Amsterdam. From 2007 to 2010, she was Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. She will be sharing with us how to involve the health of our planet in our business strategies.

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    Kevin Green
    Vice President, Center for Behavior & the Environment at Rare

    The most pressing environmental challenges of our time share one thing in common—to solve them, people must start behaving differently. Kevin will share fascinating insights into working with coastal communities and how focusing on human behaviour unlocked incredible successes.

    Kevin Green is a Vice President at RARE and head of the Center for Behavior & the Environment, a global team which uses the science of human behavior to design solutions to environmental challenges like overfishing, biodiversity loss and climate change.

    Kevin Green
    Vice President, Center for Behavior & the Environment at Rare

    The most pressing environmental challenges of our time share one thing in common—to solve them, people must start behaving differently. Kevin will share fascinating insights into working with coastal communities and how focusing on human behaviour unlocked incredible successes.

    Kevin Green is a Vice President at RARE and head of the Center for Behavior & the Environment, a global team which uses the science of human behavior to design solutions to environmental challenges like overfishing, biodiversity loss and climate change.

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    Minna Epps
    Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme

    The Global Ocean Agenda is on the rise but yet the situation in the ocean is dire. Have we failed to protect our ocean? 

    Minna Epps, Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme shares her insights and aspiration for this coming critical decade of action for ocean protection and restoration.

    Minna Epps
    Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme

    The Global Ocean Agenda is on the rise but yet the situation in the ocean is dire. Have we failed to protect our ocean? 

    Minna Epps, Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme shares her insights and aspiration for this coming critical decade of action for ocean protection and restoration.

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    Dr Daniel Hikuroa
    Senior Lecturer, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland, Earth System Scientist

    Dr Daniel Hikorua will share insights to the Treaty which gave the Whanganui River the legal status of a person and reflect on how an indigenous outlook on nature can influence legislation and protect our planet.

    Daniel is an Earth System Scientist and world expert on weaving indigenous knowledge and science to realise the dreams and aspirations of the communities he works with. He has key roles within New Zealand’s National Centres of Research Excellence and National Science Challenges and advises national and regional government, communities and philanthropic trusts.

    Dr Daniel Hikuroa
    Senior Lecturer, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland, Earth System Scientist

    Dr Daniel Hikorua will share insights to the Treaty which gave the Whanganui River the legal status of a person and reflect on how an indigenous outlook on nature can influence legislation and protect our planet.

    Daniel is an Earth System Scientist and world expert on weaving indigenous knowledge and science to realise the dreams and aspirations of the communities he works with. He has key roles within New Zealand’s National Centres of Research Excellence and National Science Challenges and advises national and regional government, communities and philanthropic trusts.

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    Nathalie Rey
    Policy and Engagement Specialist at Ocean Unite

    We will hear from Nathalie Rey about the RISE UP call to action - a joint call to action by civil society, fisherfolk, indigenous people and philanthropic organisations urging governments and corporations to agree to bold action to safeguard the ocean. 

    Nathalie is a Policy and Engagement Specialist at Ocean Unite who initiated RISE UP. She’ll also share winning strategies for global marine protection and the 30x30 initiative.

    Nathalie Rey
    Policy and Engagement Specialist at Ocean Unite

    We will hear from Nathalie Rey about the RISE UP call to action - a joint call to action by civil society, fisherfolk, indigenous people and philanthropic organisations urging governments and corporations to agree to bold action to safeguard the ocean. 

    Nathalie is a Policy and Engagement Specialist at Ocean Unite who initiated RISE UP. She’ll also share winning strategies for global marine protection and the 30x30 initiative.

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    Wallace ‘J’ Nichols
    Blue Mind

    Blue Mind was called the top global wellness trend of 2020. Then COVID-19 happened and its practicality and utility has skyrocketed. 

    Dr Wallace "J" Nichols joins us to explore his Blue Mind approach and how through the vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual benefits that we can all derive from healthy waters and oceans and how we can use this to connect people with the ocean.

    Wallace ‘J’ Nichols
    Blue Mind

    Blue Mind was called the top global wellness trend of 2020. Then COVID-19 happened and its practicality and utility has skyrocketed. 

    Dr Wallace "J" Nichols joins us to explore his Blue Mind approach and how through the vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, physical, and spiritual benefits that we can all derive from healthy waters and oceans and how we can use this to connect people with the ocean.

    Media ID-123847
  • Media ID-123849

    Jessica den Outer
    Youth Ambassador for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature

    Jessica den Outer will update us on Rights of Nature globally and share insights into encouraging youth participation in this movement. She will also co-facilitate our youth workshop: Ocean + Climate; youth speak out.

    Jessica is an international environmental lawyer and Youth Ambassador for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She’s one of the twelve young professionals acting as experts for the United Nations Harmony with Nature Programme.

    Jessica den Outer
    Youth Ambassador for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature

    Jessica den Outer will update us on Rights of Nature globally and share insights into encouraging youth participation in this movement. She will also co-facilitate our youth workshop: Ocean + Climate; youth speak out.

    Jessica is an international environmental lawyer and Youth Ambassador for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She’s one of the twelve young professionals acting as experts for the United Nations Harmony with Nature Programme.

    Media ID-123849
  • Media ID-123851

    Olivia Swaak-Goldman
    Wildlife Justice Commission, The Hague

    Hear from Olivia Swaak-Goldman on the global scale of wildlife justice, how we ended up in this paradigm, and how we can raise the profile of justice for wildlife and nature.

    As the executive director of the Wildlife Justice Commission based in the Hague, Olivia is an ardent wildlife advocate applying her extensive legal background to protect nature worldwide. Collaborating with governments to ensure wildlife crime is reduced and when collaboration is not applicable ensuring justice is sought.

    Olivia Swaak-Goldman
    Wildlife Justice Commission, The Hague

    Hear from Olivia Swaak-Goldman on the global scale of wildlife justice, how we ended up in this paradigm, and how we can raise the profile of justice for wildlife and nature.

    As the executive director of the Wildlife Justice Commission based in the Hague, Olivia is an ardent wildlife advocate applying her extensive legal background to protect nature worldwide. Collaborating with governments to ensure wildlife crime is reduced and when collaboration is not applicable ensuring justice is sought.

    Media ID-123851
  • Media ID-123850

    Peter Thomson
    United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

    We are on the eve of the all-important Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. In the face of the Covid pandemic, the UN Ocean Conference to be held in Lisbon this year, has been postponed. Driving action on ocean issues in the lead-up to the delayed conference is Ambassador Peter Thomson, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean. He will join us to explore the commitments we must make in these pivotal times to ensure the protection and restoration of the ocean's well-being.

    Peter Thomson
    United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

    We are on the eve of the all-important Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. In the face of the Covid pandemic, the UN Ocean Conference to be held in Lisbon this year, has been postponed. Driving action on ocean issues in the lead-up to the delayed conference is Ambassador Peter Thomson, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean. He will join us to explore the commitments we must make in these pivotal times to ensure the protection and restoration of the ocean's well-being.

    Media ID-123850
  • Media ID-123840

    Liesbeth van Tongeren
    Alderman for Sustainability, Environment, Energy Transition and 3rd Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague

    Liesbeth van Tongeren will share some of ‘The Capital of the North Sea’s ‘proposals for development of marine resources and how they plan to maintain socio-ecological balance.

    With roots in Greenpeace and human justice organisations Alderman for Sustainability, Environment, Energy Transition and 3rd Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague; Liesbeth works tirelessly to implement a more sustainable future for her city.

    Liesbeth van Tongeren
    Alderman for Sustainability, Environment, Energy Transition and 3rd Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague

    Liesbeth van Tongeren will share some of ‘The Capital of the North Sea’s ‘proposals for development of marine resources and how they plan to maintain socio-ecological balance.

    With roots in Greenpeace and human justice organisations Alderman for Sustainability, Environment, Energy Transition and 3rd Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague; Liesbeth works tirelessly to implement a more sustainable future for her city.

    Media ID-123840
  • Media ID-123854

    Solitaire Townsend
    Co-founder of Futerra

    Solitaire Townsend will be sharing winning strategies from some of the successful work she has undertaken to make the world a better place, with examples of working with Honest Generation and normalising sustainability to be an inherent part of our lives.

    Co-founder of Futerra and author of ‘The Happy Hero - How to Change Your Life by Changing the World’

    Solitaire Townsend
    Co-founder of Futerra

    Solitaire Townsend will be sharing winning strategies from some of the successful work she has undertaken to make the world a better place, with examples of working with Honest Generation and normalising sustainability to be an inherent part of our lives.

    Co-founder of Futerra and author of ‘The Happy Hero - How to Change Your Life by Changing the World’

    Media ID-123854
  • Media ID-123855

    Anne-Cecile Turner
    Sustainability Director, The Ocean Race

    Anne Cecile Turner  is passionate about creating real change in the world. A true leader in Ocean preservation and sustainability she specialises in systemic change by identifying novel opportunities to enhance positive action for the Ocean. In 2016 she initiated the sustainability programme for the Volvo Ocean Race and continues to drive continuous impact projects with The Ocean Race’s ‘Racing with Purpose’ programme inclusive of science, learning, events and stakeholder engagement.

    Anne-Cecile Turner
    Sustainability Director, The Ocean Race

    Anne Cecile Turner  is passionate about creating real change in the world. A true leader in Ocean preservation and sustainability she specialises in systemic change by identifying novel opportunities to enhance positive action for the Ocean. In 2016 she initiated the sustainability programme for the Volvo Ocean Race and continues to drive continuous impact projects with The Ocean Race’s ‘Racing with Purpose’ programme inclusive of science, learning, events and stakeholder engagement.

    Media ID-123855
  • Media ID-123867

    Reece Pacheco
    Executive Director of WSL PURE, World Surf League

    Surfers and sailors are natural partners in ocean protection and we invite Reece Pacheco from World Surf League PURE to share the mission the surf fraternity is on, advocating for strong decisions on marine protected areas. We will make a special announcement of a collaboration between surfing and sailing for ocean protection.

    Reece Pacheco
    Executive Director of WSL PURE, World Surf League

    Surfers and sailors are natural partners in ocean protection and we invite Reece Pacheco from World Surf League PURE to share the mission the surf fraternity is on, advocating for strong decisions on marine protected areas. We will make a special announcement of a collaboration between surfing and sailing for ocean protection.

    Media ID-123867
  • Media ID-123866

    Lucy Shea
    CEO Futerra

    Lucy Shea will be sharing winning strategies from working with Futerra- the change agency, to make the world a better place, with examples of working with Honest Generation and normalising sustainability to be an inherent part of our lives.

    Lucy is the Group CEO of Futerra. She has a long experience in persuading people to take up sustainable lifestyles. She was a founding member of the UN’s Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce in 2005. A firm believer in the power of business to create change, she advises Fortune 500 companies on how to unlock the value of sustainability.

    Lucy Shea
    CEO Futerra

    Lucy Shea will be sharing winning strategies from working with Futerra- the change agency, to make the world a better place, with examples of working with Honest Generation and normalising sustainability to be an inherent part of our lives.

    Lucy is the Group CEO of Futerra. She has a long experience in persuading people to take up sustainable lifestyles. She was a founding member of the UN’s Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce in 2005. A firm believer in the power of business to create change, she advises Fortune 500 companies on how to unlock the value of sustainability.

    Media ID-123866
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