THE DEEP-SEA WEBINAR SERIES
Hosted by LP
DEEP OCEAN STEWARDSHIP INITIATIVE: GOING FORWARD
This November 18, 2015 featured Lisa Levin, a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in CA, USA. She also is a founding leader of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative, dedicated to multisectoral environment management and conservation of the deep ocean.
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INSERTING "OCEANS" INTO THE PARIS CLIMATE CONVERSATION
Marine scientists and conservation professionals are organizing to make “oceans” a priority at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) talks in Paris this December. Oceans, and the ecosystems they support, play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change.
The Climate Meeting in Paris provides an opportunity to highlight the connections between oceans and climate—good and bad. But these meetings are the result of complicated and bureaucratic international processes and have all the constraints associated with major international agreements.
LP sat down with Dorothée Herr, Oceans and Climate Change Manager at the IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme, to discuss what we might expect at COP21 on the topic of oceans. READ MORE...
You Say Conservation is Good for People: Well, Prove It
This podcast is from Pendleton's keynote speech to the joint French/UK marine ecosystem services meeting in March 2015. He argues that we are spending too much time modelling the hypothetical benefits of marine conservation and not enough time and effort collecting real data that will CONVINCE people that they DO benefit from better marine management.
Adapted from the VALMER/PANACHE Keynote, March 17, 2015 Torquay. Transcript available here. Produced by Anne Kaup
LEARNING TO SPEAK ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
By Christian Neumann, Linwood Pendleton, Marianne Kettunen, Tundi Agardy
The value of ecosystems and the associated services they provide is receiving growing attention both in the public and decision-making arena. The language of Ecosystem Services essentially translates the complexity of ecological processes and functions into descriptors that define the socio-economic-ecological link. To overcome the challenge of scientific and non-scientific communities having to find a common language, it is worth keeping a few key aspects in mind. READ MORE...
BELOW THE SURFACE: Marine Ecosystem Services: How Is That Valuation Thing Treating You?
By Linwood Pendleton
Well it finally happened ... marine ecosystem services have become trendy and that has some peoples' knickers in a twist. READ MORE...