The Future of Our Oceans

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2014

September 30, 2014

Oceans dominate our Blue Planet. The sea is home to most of our biodiversity, making up 90 percent of the biosphere—that portion of the earth harboring life. But today our oceans face myriad threats – oil spills are often top of mind, but most scientists agree that CO2-drivien threats like ocean acidification, polar ice melting, sea level rise, as well as overfishing, coastal development, and pollution represent the biggest hazards to our oceans. Join ocean advocate and marine conservationist Michael Sutton, Vice President, National Audubon Society, along with a distinguished panel of experts to celebrate our oceans and learn what we can do to protect them.

Arthur C. Nelson

David Aycan

Gary Nabhan

George Mobus, PhD

Harold Nelson

Jay Harman

Marina Zurkow

Derrick Jensen

Naomi Oreskes

The Future of Our Oceans

Timothy Beatley

Paul Gilding, "The Great Disruption"

Harish Hande: Democratizing Electricity

Open Spaces: Northwest Innovation

Christopher Phillips

Gregory Dees