TOS Panel Discussion
Blue Economy Webinar
On August 14, 2021, the TOS Student Committee hosted a webinar to share updated knowledge of the Blue Economy with new professionals, scientists, and students all over the world who are interested in it.
The “Blue Economy” is an emerging concept that helps to promote ocean or blue resource management, and emphasizes close links between the sea, climate change, and societal well-being. It supports UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and particularly SDG 14.
Our keynote speaker was Zdenka Willis, L.L.D, President of the Marine Technology Society. She has 35 years of public service in the United States Navy and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Willis was the founding Director of the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Office and represented NOAA on the United States Group on Earth Observation Systems interagency committee and part of the United States delegation to the Group on Earth Observations.
A recording of the webinar is available on the TOS YouTube Channel.