Across the country and around the world, we are already observing profound changes in our ocean, which in turn will have profound impacts on the planet and consequences for communities. Recent reports, including the National Climate Assessment, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and International Programme on the State of the Ocean, have documented these changes and underscore the need and urgency to address our changing ocean. This session examined and discussed our scientific understanding of the current State of the Ocean (#SOTO).
Jerry R. Schubel, Ph.D., President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
David O. Conover, Interim Vice President for Research, Stony Brook University
Margaret Davidson, Senior Leader for Coastal Inundation and Resilience, NOAA National Ocean Service
Scott C. Doney, Director, Ocean and Climate Change Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University