2017 Oceans Symposium

On November 3, 2017 DELPF will be hosting its fall symposium! The symposium, named “Rethinking Ocean Conservation: Technology and Law in Action”, will be focused on new ocean conservation strategies.

DELPF will be partnering with the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic for their 10-year anniversary celebration and the launch of a new oceans related program with the Nicholas School. Affiliated faculty are helping develop the content of the symposium, including Professors Michelle Nowlin, Stephen Roady, John Virdin and Jonathan Wiener.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5F9T5D

Location:

Duke Law School, Room 3041

210 Science Drive,

Durham, NC 27708

Schedule of Events + Speakers

8:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am: Opening

9:15am – 10:15am: 1st Panel: “Ocean Stresses”

The first panel will address problems the ocean faces. This will include discussions on the new wave of industrialization within the ocean, deep-sea mining and climate-related problems.

Panelists and Topics include:

  • Dr. Doug McCauley, UCSB, “Industrialization of the Ocean”
  • Dr. Cindy Van Dover, Duke University “Deep Sea Mining”
  • Dr. Jeremy Jackson, Smithsonian “Climate Change”

Moderator:

  • Dr. Doug Nowacek, Duke University

10:30am – 11:30am: 2nd Panel “Bright Spots”

The second panel will be about where the ocean is doing well and what ocean conservation programs have worked. This will include discussions on general bright spots within the oceans, the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty negotiations and the evolving influence of the Blue Economy concept.

Panelists and Topics include:

  • Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian, “Ocean Optimism”
  • Ambassador Dr. Angus Friday, Embassy of Grenada, “The Blue Economy”
  • Dr. Pat Halpin, Duke University, “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty”

Moderator:

  • Dr. John Virdin, Duke University

11:30pm – 12:00pm: Lunch (on a first come first serve basis)

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Keynote speaker, Mike LeVine

Michael has more than a decade of experience promoting ocean conservation and sustainability. A Duke Law and Nicholas School Alum, he provides legal expertise and guidance for Ocean Conservancy on issues in Alaska and along the Pacific coast. For more on Michael please see his bio: https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/alumni/levine

This speaker will be webcast. For those viewing online please click here: Live-Stream Viewing of Keynote

1:15pm – 2:15pm: 3rd Panel: “Technology and Law in Action”

The third panel will be about how policymakers and academics can affect this change. This will include discussions on connecting policymakers with scientists, finding financing in the private sector and creating new economically efficient technologies.

Panelists and Topics include:

  • Durwood Zaelke, IGSD, “Fast Climate Mitigation”
  • Margaret Spring, Monterey Bay Aquarium, “Connecting Policymakers and Scientists”
  • Michelle Nowlin, Duke University, “Legal Strategies in Practice”

Moderator:

  • Stephen Roady, Duke University

2:30 – 3:30pm: Breakout Sessions

There are three breakout sessions of 10 people and an expert, which will each produce a tangible product to discuss.

Breakout Session Experts and Topics include:

  • Dr. Dan Rittschof, Duke University, “Plastics”
  • Dr. Nicholas Pascal, Blue Finance, “Private Sector Investment in Conservation”
  • Dr. Dave Johnston, Duke University “Drones and Illegal Fishing”

3:45pm – 4:30pm: Final Panel

The final panel will discuss the breakout sessions and compare some of the ideas discussed.

Breakout Session Leaders/Panelists and Topics include:

  • Dr. Dan Rittschof, Duke University, “Plastics”
  • Dr. Nicholas Pascal, Blue Finance, “Private Sector Investment in Conservation”

Moderator:

  • Dr. Dave Johnston, Duke University “Drones and Illegal Fishing”

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Closing Remarks and Reception

2017 Oceans Symposium

On November 3, 2017 DELPF will be hosting its fall symposium! The symposium, named “Rethinking Ocean Conservation: Technology and Law in Action”, will be focused on new ocean conservation strategies.

DELPF will be partnering with the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic for their 10-year anniversary celebration and the launch of a new oceans related program with the Nicholas School. Affiliated faculty are helping develop the content of the symposium, including Professors Michelle Nowlin, Stephen Roady, John Virdin and Jonathan Wiener.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5F9T5D

Location:

Duke Law School, Room 3041

210 Science Drive,

Durham, NC 27708

Schedule of Events + Speakers

8:30am – 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am: Opening

9:15am – 10:15am: 1st Panel: “Ocean Stresses”

The first panel will address problems the ocean faces. This will include discussions on the new wave of industrialization within the ocean, deep-sea mining and climate-related problems.

Panelists and Topics include:

  • Dr. Doug McCauley, UCSB, “Industrialization of the Ocean”
  • Dr. Cindy Van Dover, Duke University “Deep Sea Mining”
  • Dr. Jeremy Jackson, Smithsonian “Climate Change”

Moderator:

  • Dr. Doug Nowacek, Duke University

10:30am – 11:30am: 2nd Panel “Bright Spots”

The second panel will be about where the ocean is doing well and what ocean conservation programs have worked. This will include discussions on general bright spots within the oceans, the Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty negotiations and the evolving influence of the Blue Economy concept.

Panelists and Topics include:

  • Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Smithsonian, “Ocean Optimism”
  • Ambassador Dr. Angus Friday, Embassy of Grenada, “The Blue Economy”
  • Dr. Pat Halpin, Duke University, “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty”

Moderator:

  • Dr. John Virdin, Duke University

11:30pm – 12:00pm: Lunch (on a first come first serve basis)

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Keynote speaker, Mike LeVine

Michael has more than a decade of experience promoting ocean conservation and sustainability. A Duke Law and Nicholas School Alum, he provides legal expertise and guidance for Ocean Conservancy on issues in Alaska and along the Pacific coast. For more on Michael please see his bio: https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/alumni/levine

This speaker will be webcast. For those viewing online please click here: Live-Stream Viewing of Keynote

1:15pm – 2:15pm: 3rd Panel: “Technology and Law in Action”

The third panel will be about how policymakers and academics can affect this change. This will include discussions on connecting policymakers with scientists, finding financing in the private sector and creating new economically efficient technologies.

Panelists and Topics include:

  • Durwood Zaelke, IGSD, “Fast Climate Mitigation”
  • Margaret Spring, Monterey Bay Aquarium, “Connecting Policymakers and Scientists”
  • Michelle Nowlin, Duke University, “Legal Strategies in Practice”

Moderator:

  • Stephen Roady, Duke University

2:30 – 3:30pm: Breakout Sessions

There are three breakout sessions of 10 people and an expert, which will each produce a tangible product to discuss.

Breakout Session Experts and Topics include:

  • Dr. Dan Rittschof, Duke University, “Plastics”
  • Dr. Nicholas Pascal, Blue Finance, “Private Sector Investment in Conservation”
  • Dr. Dave Johnston, Duke University “Drones and Illegal Fishing”

3:45pm – 4:30pm: Final Panel

The final panel will discuss the breakout sessions and compare some of the ideas discussed.

Breakout Session Leaders/Panelists and Topics include:

  • Dr. Dan Rittschof, Duke University, “Plastics”
  • Dr. Nicholas Pascal, Blue Finance, “Private Sector Investment in Conservation”

Moderator:

  • Dr. Dave Johnston, Duke University “Drones and Illegal Fishing”

4:30pm – 5:00pm: Closing Remarks and Reception