In The News
On this page you will find news releases related to the Global Ocean Refuge System, our Newsletter, blog posts related to the Global Ocean Refuge System and news articles about the importance of strongly protected marine areas. You will also find events we will be attending or speaking at about our work, as well as the initiative's logo. If you would like us to speak at your conference, or are with the media and need additional information, please contact Michael Gravitz - Director of Policy and Legislation: +1 202.546.5346.
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We Will Be There!
Our Ocean 2018
October 29-30, 2018―Bali, Indonesia
Our President Dr. Lance Morgan and Global Ocean Refuge Systems Director Dr. Sarah Hameed will present the 2018 Global Ocean Refuge Awards at the conference.
We Were There!
Marine Conservation Institute's Summer Ocean Party!
July 23, 2018 in Lagunitas Brewing Company Petaluma Taproom and Beer Sanctuary
Our Summer Ocean Party showcased new media from our deep-sea expedition with MARE in the Channel Islands.
The International Marine Conservation Congress 2018 (IMCC5)
June 2018―Kuching, Malaysia
Board Chair Dr. David Johns and President Dr. Lance Morgan will be in attendance, with Dr. Johns co-leading in the Mapping Priority Areas for Marine Conservation Session at 12:00pm on Monday, June 25, 2018.
MPA Standards Workshop
April 16-17, 2018―Washington, D.C.
President Lance Morgan, Conservation Scientist Beth Pike, and Conservation Analyst Russell Moffitt will be in attendance.
Ocean SOS San Francisco - An Ocean Tech Summit 2018
April 5, 2018―San Franciso, CA
President Lance Morgan and Board Member Nathalie Udo attended.
Rising Tide Summit
March 28-29, 2018―Los Angeles, CA
Board Member Nathalie Udo attended.
The Economist World Ocean Summit
March 7-9, 2018―Cancún-Playa del Carmen, Mexico
President Dr. Lance Morgan and Global Ocean Refuge System Ambassadors Sebastian Nicholls and Frederick Smith attended.
5th Global Wave Conference
March 4-7, 2018―Santa Cruz, CA
Global Ocean Refuge System Director Dr. Sarah Hameed presented on the importance of effective ocean protection and the Global Ocean Refuge System.
2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting
February 11-16, 2018―Portland, OR
Marine Biogeographer Dr. Samuel Georgian presented on his deep-sea habitat modeling.
IUCN Protected Areas Meeting
January 29 - February 1, 2018―Washington, D.C.
President Dr. Lance Morgan presented on the need for better MPA standards and stronger ocean protection.
Current Developments on U.S. Fisheries Policy
January 25, 2018―Environmental Law Institute Webinar
Director of Policy and Legislation Mke Gravitz presented on marine habitat conservation in the U.S.
October 5-6, 2017―Malta
Director of Development Carolina Dratva and Global Ocean Refuge System Ambassador Sebastian Nicholls attended.
September 4-8, 2017―Coquimbo, Chile
President Lance Morgan, Beth Pike, and Russell Moffitt were in attendance.
The Ocean Conference
June 5-9, 2017―United Nations, New York
President Lance Morgan was in attendance.
Blue Vision Summit
May 9-11, 2017―Washington, D.C.
President Lance Morgan and Mike Gravitz were in attendance.
UN Prepatory Committee Meeting
February 15-16, 2017―New York
President Lance Morgan was in attendance.
ESRI Ocean GIS Forum
November 1-3, 2016―California
Beth Pike and Russell Moffitt were in attendance.
North Pacific Marine Science Organization 2016 Annual Meeting (PICES)
November 1-13, 2016―San Diego
Dr. Sam Georgian were in attendance.
Our Ocean Conferences
September 15-16, 2016―Washington, D.C.
President Dr. Lance Morgan and Director of Policy & Legislation Mike Gravitz were in attendance.
IUCN World Conservation Congress
September 1-10, 2016―Hawai'i
President Dr. Lance Morgan and Conservation Projects Coordinator Vienna Saccomanno were in attendance.
United Nations General Assembly resolution 69/292 Preparatory Committee
August 26-September 9, 2016―New York
President Dr. Lance Morgan was in attendance.
SCB Marine's 2016 International Marine Conservation Congress
July 30-August 03, 2016 ―St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador (YYT), CA
President Dr. Lance Morgan and staff scientists hosted a full-day focus group on the Global Ocean Refuge System, presented on MPAtlas.org as a tool for tracking meaningful marine protection and co-hosted a symposium on marine conservation in Canada, the USA and Mexico.
2015 Esri User Conference with Esri's software developers, technical and training staff and customer service teams
July 20-24, 2015 ― San Diego, CA
Scientist Beth Pike presented MPAtlas.org and its role in supporting the Global Ocean Refuge System initiative
2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites
March 29-April 3, 2015 ― Oakland, CA
President Lance Morgan and staff scientist Russ Moffitt exhibited MPAtlas.org and how we track global progress in marine protected areas as part of the Global Ocean Refuge System
2015 Memorial University of Newfoundland Global Ocean System Refuge Workshop
March 12-13, 2015 ― St. John's, Canada
President Lance Morgan visited Memorial University to host a Global Ocean Refuge System workshop
2014 Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Annual Meeting
November 6-10, 2014 ― Sausalito, CA
Chief Scientist Elliott Norse and President Lance Morgan hosted a roundtable on the Global Ocean Refuge System