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WEEK 1 - Changing the Dream

WEEK 2 - Feeding the World

WEEK 3 - Saving Our Vanishing Species

WEEK 4 - Ensuring Clean Water

WEEK 5 - Building an Economy That Works

WEEK 6 - Slowing Climate Change

WEEK 7 - Shifting Our Energy Reality

WEEK 8 - Transforming Corporate Control

WEEK 9 - Awakening the Dreamer

Healthy Oceans = Sustainable Planet
Recorded on May 21, 2014
With Mark Spalding: President and Chair of the Board of Directors at The Ocean Foundation & Julia Roberson: Director of the Ocean Conservancy’s ocean acidification program & Michael Stocker: Founding Director of Ocean Conservation Research & Ken Hinman: President of Wild Oceans
Hosted by Mark Spalding

If the ocean is not healthy, then none of us can hope to be healthy no matter how well we do in our daily lives on land. Ocean experts dialogue as they examine the issues and look for solutions to the biggest threats.

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Mark J. Spalding has devoted his career to promoting true sustainability: the economic, social, and environmental well-being of communities that enables them to thrive. To fulfill his role as the first President of The Ocean Foundation, Mark brings diverse legal, international, and consulting skills honed over a two-decade career. Using his formal undergraduate training to pursue both a law degree and a masters in Pacific international affairs, he has worked extensively in tri-national efforts in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada, as well as many other countries in central and south America, and around the world. 

An authority on international environmental policy and law, Mark has research interests related to marine conservation as well as trade and the environment. Mark's current research projects include the protection of marine mammals and conservation of their habitat; reduction of ocean noise pollution; establishment of new marine protected areas in the Sea of Cortez and in the Caribbean; and interactions between climate change and oceans. From 1995 to 2000, he coordinated a multinational effort to save Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California Sur, the last pristine birthplace of the Pacific Gray Whale. From 2003 to 2006, he headed up the Alaska Oceans Program, supporting ecosystem-based advocacy efforts to reform fisheries management and national and international work to promote sustainable seafood choices.

Mark is an advisory board member of SuMar, Eco-Alianza Loreto A.C. and the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security, as well as an advisory council member of the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative. He is chair emeritus of the National Board of Directors of the Surfrider Foundation, former chair of the Advisory Council of the National Whale Conservation Fund, and former chair of the Board of Directors of both Pro Peninsula and One Earth One Justice. He is the former executive director of the San Diego Foundation's Orca Fund. Through the end of the Clinton Administration he was a member of a Presidential & Congressional Advisory Committee on U.S.-Mexico environmental border relations, the Good Neighbor Environmental Board.

Julia Roberson is the Director of the Ocean Conservancy’s ocean acidification program. Her passion is exploring tough environmental issues and communicating about the people and stories behind them in ways that lead to action. Prior to joining the Ocean Conservancy, she managed the Pew Environment Group’s Global Tuna Conservation Campaign, seeking science-based, enforceable catch limits and other management measures for tuna species threatened by overfishing.  

Before joining Pew, Roberson launched and managed campaigns in London and Paris for SeaWeb, including Caviar Emptor and L’Autre Caviar (“The Other Caviar”), which sought protection for endangered Caspian Sea sturgeon, the source of the world’s wild caviar, by partnering with chefs, restaurateurs and scientists around the world. The campaigns resulted in the United States listing beluga sturgeon under the Endangered Species Act, and led to stricter international trade protection for sturgeon. She managed Too Precious to Wear, a SeaWeb campaign which partnered with representatives from the jewelry and design sectors to raise awareness of the threats facing the world’s corals.

Roberson also oversaw communications and research projects for Seafood Choices, a SeaWeb program that works to make the world’s seafood supply economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Roberson began her career working in the editorial and marketing departments of Euromoney magazine, a capital markets publication based in London.  Roberson holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Appalachian State University.

Michael Stocker is the founding director of Ocean Conservation Research, a scientific research and policy development organization focused on understanding the impacts of, and finding technical and policy solutions to the growing problem of human-generated ocean noise pollution. He is a technical generalist conversant in physics, acoustics, biology, electronics, and cultural history, with a gift for conveying complex scientific and technical issues in clear, understandable terms. He has written and spoken about marine bio-acoustics since 1992, presenting in national and regional hearings, national and international television, radio and news publications, and in museums, schools and universities. His book titled Hear Where We Are: Sound, Ecology, and Sense of Place is being published by Springer in June 2013. The book reveals how humans and other animals use sound and sound perception to establish their placement in their environment, and communicate that placement to others.

Ken Hinman has over 35 years experience working professionally to conserve marine fish, and has served as president of Wild Oceans (formerly the National Coalition for Marine Conservation or NCMC) since 1997. A strong believer in fishing/conservation alliances, he is a co-founder of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, the Ocean Wildlife Campaign, Menhaden Matter and Take Marlin Off the Menu. He served as the conservation representative on the federal Ecosystems Principles Advisory Panel and co-authored its influential 1999 Report to Congress: Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management.

He currently serves in a number of appointed positions, advising the government on international conservation of tunas, billfish and sharks at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and on conserving menhaden at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Ken has published more than 130 articles on marine conservation issues. He wrote regular conservation columns for Marlin (1986-1997) and Salt Water Sportsman (1997-2005) magazines. Among the individual awards he has received are The Billfish Foundation’s Conservation Award in 1988 and the Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award from the American Fisheries Society in 2002. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire.