Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7 pm GMT / 2 pm EST / 11 am PST
Live ‘Office Hour’ Chat about the roles that ocean industries — shipping, oil/gas, fishing, aquaculture, and more — can play in informing ocean policy and management, including marine spatial planning. Our guest will be Paul Holthus, Executive Director of the World Ocean Council. The WOC is the global, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. Its members include more than 60 companies from the diverse ocean business community and a global network of over 15,000 ocean industry contacts.
Paul will answer your questions on the needs, opportunities and benefits of industry collaboration in addressing ocean sustainability, the upcoming Sustainable Ocean Summit (22-24 April 2013) and the WOC’s recently announced two-year effort to improve ocean business community understanding, collaboration and participation in US ocean policy and marine spatial planning.
All audience members are encouraged to read a few documents before participating in the chat which may be downloaded from the Upcoming Event notification page.
More about the Office Hour: This office hour is a live online "chat" conducted by typing and reading text - there is no audio component. Our office hour chats provide an opportunity for audience members to ask questions to our guests; audience members may also share their own experiences and insights with the guests and other participants. In other words there is multi-directional flow of information. All participants are able (and encouraged) to post, and all participants are able to view all posts (i.e., nothing is confidential). Inappropriate or off-topic content will be controlled. You do not need to be logged into the OpenChannels site to participate in the chat, but you are encouraged to create a user account and log in so you do not need to type your name in every post.
To post a reply: Simply click the "reply" link. A new comment box will appear just below the comment you would like to reply to. Please post your response in this new comment box, and click "save" to post your reply.
The chat is now over. It will remain archived.