2-4.30pm 7 November 2014, Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford


The annual Oceans symposium examines key issues concerning marine environmental change, conservation, and sustainability. Speakers will give 25 minute presentations, followed by audience questions, and a short panel discussion to conclude. All are welcome.

Introduction: Tom Thornton, Director, MSc in Environmental Change & Management, Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography & the Environment.

Speakers include:

Blue Growth in the Deep Sea: Balancing economic and environmental considerations

Prof. Alex Rogers, Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, Oxford.

Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas in the UK Overseas Territories

Jonathan Hall, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

A Programme to End Illegal Fishing

Anthony Long , Director, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Evolving Nature of Fisheries Governance

Alexis Gutierrez, School of Geography and the Environment, NOAA Foreign Affairs Specialist.

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