5th Ocean Climate Summit


Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones Association, and colleagues from across California convened the Fifth Ocean Climate Summit: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future on April 18, 2019 at the Fort Mason General’s Residence in San Francisco, CA.  Building on 10 years of progress since the first Summit, the 5th Ocean Climate Summit brought together 155 attendees to identify collective priority actions to further advance climate science, communication, and adaptation in order to better protect the North-central California coast and ocean from the impacts of climate change over the next 10 years. The program featured two plenary panels and four facilitated lightning talk sessions, as well as a  networking reception.

Thank you for joining our growing network of scientists, coastal and marine resource managers, decision-makers, and educators for this year’s Ocean Climate Summit. For questions contact Sara Hutto, the Conservation and Climate Program Coordinator, at Sara.Hutto@noaa.gov. Click here for information on past Ocean Climate Summits.

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5th Ocean Climate Summit Program

Thursday, April 18th, 2019, 9am-5pm
Fort Mason General’s Residence
San Francisco, CA

Summit presentations linked below. 

8:30     Registration and Coffee

9:00     Welcome
Maria Brown, Superintendent, NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

9:05     Opening Remarks
Rebecca Smyth, West Coast Regional Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Justine Kimball, Senior Program Manager for Climate Change, Ocean Protection Council

9:30      Monitoring the Pulse of the Ocean
Facilitator: John Largier, U.C. Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory
Andrea O’Neill, U.S. Geological Survey
Danielle Lipski, NOAA Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Carrie Pomeroy, California Sea Grant Extension, UCSD; Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC

10:35     Panel Discussion

11:00     Break

11:15      Session 1
A: Focusing on Habitats to Support Climate Resilience
Facilitator: Walter Heady, The Nature Conservancy
Kelly Santos, Estuary and Ocean Sciences Center
Sara Hutto, Greater Farallones Association
Cynthia Catton, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rietta Hohman, Greater Farallones Association
Karen Reyna, NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Giovanni Rapacciuolo, California Academy of Sciences

B: Ocean Acidification: Impacts and Responses
Facilitators: Tessa Hill and Carina Fish, U.C. Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory
Whitney Berry, Ocean Protection Council
Jessica Williams, Ocean Science Trust
Jan Freiwald, Reef Check Foundation
Terry Sawyer, Hog Island Oyster Company
Mary Miller, Exploratorium

12:45   Lunch and Priority Action Review

1:45     Session 2
A: Coastal Protection Designs for Living Shorelines
Facilitators: Sam Veloz, Point Blue Conservation Science and Marilyn Latta, State Coastal Conservancy
Bob Batallio, Environmental Science Associates
Lauren Garske-Garcia, California Coastal Commission
Dave Revell, Revell Coastal
Evyan Sloane, State Coastal Conservancy
Chris Choo, Marin County

B: Building Resilience through Multi-stressor Management
Facilitator: John Rozum, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Meredith Elliott, Point Blue Conservation Science
Henry Ruhl, CenCOOS/MBARI
Dave Stein, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Ryan Freedman, NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Doug George, California Department of Parks and Recreation
R. Cotton Rockwood, Point Blue Conservation Science

3:20    Break and Priority Action Review

3:50    Engaging Communities on Climate Priorities
Facilitator: Maria Brown, Superintendent, NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Kate Bimrose, Greater Farallones Association
Francesca Koe, Bull Kelp Recovery Working Group Chair
Javier Silva, Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo
Tiffany Wise-West, City of Santa Cruz

4:55    Closing Remarks
Maria Brown, Superintendent, NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

5:00    Networking Reception
Hors d’oeuvres provided with no-host bar.

6:30    Event Ends


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