All Expert Interviews:

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  • Can the Super Year for the Ocean Still Make a Come Back?
  • Justin Kenney of the UN Foundation offers a behind-the-scenes look into the refreshed landscape of the “ocean super year,” highlighting where we can expect progress this year and next.

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  • Maintaining Momentum for Ocean Conservation Ahead of COP 15: Brian O’Donnell of Campaign for Nature Sets the Stage
  • Brian O’Donnell of the Campaign for Nature provides a state of play on the post-2020 biodiversity framework and what needs to happen between now and COP 15 to achieve a 30×30 target.

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  • An Action Agenda to Achieve 30×30: Brian O’Donnell at Campaign for Nature Outlines the First Steps
  • Brian O’Donnell of the Campaign for Nature shares words of caution and tangible ways that the marine sector can move the needle to secure an ambitious deal for ocean protection in 2021.

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  • Voices of Biodiversity: Perspectives from the Field
  • Several leaders from the field join Karen Sack and Meg Caldwell to share their perspectives on the latest Global Biodiversity Outlook and ways in which the ocean can help us achieve the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.

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  • Sewage Pollution is a Solvable Threat: An Interview with Dr. Stephanie Wear
  • Dr. Wear shares why this issue is relevant to marine conservation, human health, and gender equality. She also discusses how funders can get involved in implementing solutions.

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  • Ushering in a New Era of Ocean Transparency: An Interview with Global Fishing Watch
  • A recent study by Global Fishing Watch uncovered the largest ever-recorded case of illegal fishing by dark fleets. David Kroodsma, director of research and innovation at GFW, explains the significance of this study and why it may signal a new era in ocean transparency and accountability.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso on the Ocean-Climate Nexus
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso shares findings from the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere, of which he served as coordinating lead author. He shares how he hopes the policy community will act upon the report’s findings and dives into what he sees as the most promising ocean-based mitigation measures.

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  • The Ocean Is a Source of Solutions: An Interview with Dr. Jane Lubchenco
  • Dr. Lubchenco discusses where she sees solutions already underway in driving transformative change for the ocean and why she is hopeful that ocean-based climate solutions will continue to gain traction in policy dialogues.

  • Actionable Insights from Meg Caldwell
  • This perspective piece was provided by Meg Caldwell, Deputy Director of Oceans at the Packard Foundation, upon the web-based launch of Our Shared Seas in April 2019.