Stanford at the United Nations Ocean Conference
The second United Nations Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the governments of Kenya and Portugal, will take place from June 27 – July 1, 2022 in Lisbon. As the official United Nations venue for convening ocean leaders, the event brings together non-governmental organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, and delegates from Member States to deliver on the targets for Sustainable Development Goal 14, which aims to conserve and sustainably use the ocean.
There are hopes that this event will mark a new era for the ocean by acccelerating science-based solutions for global action. The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS) will contribute to discussions on blue food, the blue economy, blue carbon, sustainable aquaculture, illegal fishing, mangrove and seagrass ecosystems and the Ocean Decade. COS attendees include Co-director Jim Leape, Research Scientist Michelle Tigchelaar, Research Assistant Katie Thompson, and André Hoffmann Ocean Innovation Fellows Alfredo Girón-Nava and Josheena Naggea. View event updates below and explore how our latest research contributes to this year’s conference program.
The Blue Food Assessment
Bringing together over 100 researchers from around the world, the Assessment supports decision-makers in evaluating opportunities and addressing challenges in the blue food sector through peer-reviewed research and science-based policy recommendations. The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions is among the lead science partners.
Evaluating Risk in Seafood Supply Chains
A new report outlines how ocean data transparency can enable seafood companies to eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing from their supply chains and instead choose sustainable and ethical products.
Welcoming the Oceans Department
The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, launching September 1, recently announced the creation of an Oceans Department. The new academic unit will bring together faculty across main campus and Hopkins Marine Station to focus on ocean sustainability and discovery.