Ocean Carbon Workshop

Uniting science and policy leaders to close the gap on climate models and improve global climate policy.

Event details

Date & Time:
October 5, 2022 8:00 AM
October 5, 2022 9:30 AM
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Registration Deadline:
October 5, 2022

The second annual Ocean Carbon Workshop was held as part of the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit hosted by The Economist.

The workshop sought to build on the outcomes from the first Ocean Carbon Workshop in 2021, which identified that the ocean is missing from global climate models and international climate strategy.

This year, the discussion was focused on the natural and capital value of accurate climate strategy and how internationally coordinated ocean observation and synthesis can close the gap on climate models and improve policy decisions.

Discussions and outcomes from this workshop fed into presentations at COP27 in November 2022.

The one-hour event featured:

  • Briefings by international experts
  • Moderated panel discussion
  • Questions from the audience‍

Invited speakers

We were pleased to welcome the following speakers:

  • Mr. Michel Jean, President of the Infrastructure Commission, World Meteorological organization,
  • Dr. Joanna Post, Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),
  • Senator Dr. Stanley Kutcher, founder of Senators for Climate Solutions,
  • Andy Fillmore, MP and Parliamentary Secretary representing the views of Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, and
  • Dr. Anya Waite, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University

This invite was by invite-only.

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