Global Marine Science Summit

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UNCW Global Marine Science Summit

October 9-11, 2019

UNCW Center for Marine Science
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409

Bringing together international scientists, policy makers and industry leaders, the UNCW Global Marine Science Summit will focus on sharing experiences and developing solutions for global marine science issues and improving the economic climate of coastal regions. Providing opportunities for enhanced collaboration in marine science, the summit leverages UNCW’s expertise with that of international and U.S. partner institutions with an expressed interest in collective work. Challenges and concerns differ among the many coastal countries and we will share varying approaches while also exploring areas where we may collaborate and partner on educational and research efforts.

The 2 ½ day event centers on thematic areas of global concern and seeks to enhance education and research collaborations as well as produce a proceedings volume outlining diverse approaches and illustrating case studies. Information from this meeting will be used to communicate and work with resource managers and local, state and federal agencies tasked with setting policies and funding the amelioration of negative impacts on coastal systems while finding ways to improve and sustain coastal economies. The summit will also provide a venue for promoting cooperative educational activities as well as individual faculty and staff research interactions.

Summit Topics

  • Innovations in marine science research and blue economy; resource management in a changing world; ocean observing; mariculture: common global issues/solutions and regional differences; marine biotechnology; translational science; and ocean observing technology.