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Thursday, September 2nd - 16:30 PM To 17:00 PM

Illuminating the Deep Sea: Critical Topics and Storylines from the Ocean

English Track

Desciption

The backdrop of legends and movies, the deep sea has always been unfathomable because we had no idea what existed there. Once thought to be barren of life, we now know this couldn’t be further from the truth. With every deep-sea expedition, we gain a greater understanding of our planet and it’s intertwined systems. In less than a decade, a multitude of discoveries have been made including new species, geologic features, and mapped seafloor in high resolution. The data collected has contributed to a better understanding of remote and deep-sea biodiversity, offering insight into how these systems influence nearby aquatic regions and help inform resource managers. These insights were made with the help of new technologies such as multibeam mapping and underwater robots. With incredible 4K imagery and exciting stories of discovery, the deep sea has still not been prioritized in global news coverage. The United Nations has declared 2020-2030 as the decade of ocean sciences for sustainable development, along with other large-scale decadal campaigns such as Seabed 2030 and 30×30. Now is the time to bring more stories forward of the deep sea and its importance for climate, biodiversity, and understanding our planet. This presentation will provide an overview for the journalist community of the key points to understanding deep-sea biodiversity and the global issues at hand such as deep-sea mining, mapping the seafloor, and ecosystem and species characterization.

Speakers

Carlie Wiener
Carlie Wiener

Director Of Communications and Engagement Strategy

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Carlie Wiener
Carlie Wiener

Director Of Communications and Engagement Strategy

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