Thursday, September 4, 2014

04/09/2014: WOC Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning & Field Trip

World Ocean Council (WOC) Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning 
- and Field Trip to show first-hand the front lines of Ocean Policy and Planning for Sea Level Rise and Extreme Weather Events

A Field Trip on “Ocean Policy and Marine Planning in Relation to Sea Level Rise and Extreme Weather Events: Business Response and Recovery to Super Storm Sandy” will take place on Sunday, 28 September 2014 from 09:00 – 12:00 in conjunction with the WOC Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning (which takes place at the
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, 29-30 Sept, 2014).

All registered participants of the WOC Business Forum are invited to join this field trip organized by WOC and the New York Aquarium. 

The field trip will illustrate first-hand Super Storm Sandy's impacts on the coastal business community of New York City. In addition to a panel of experts and affected businesses, the field trip will include a hardhat tour of the storm's damage to the New York Aquarium and a chance to see first-hand their efforts on the complex work of rebuilding.

Key Issues to be considered during the Field Trip site visit and presentations:

  • What has been the business response and recovery to Super Storm Sandy?
  • In what ways were policy and planning efforts adequate, or otherwise, in relation to this event?
  • Has the event highlighted the need for changes in policy and planning in relation to business community needs?
  • What are the differences in policy and planning needed for extreme events vs. sea level rise?

About WOC
The World Ocean Council is an unprecedented international, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on "Corporate Ocean Responsibility".

The World Ocean Council (WOC) brings together the diverse ocean business community to collaborate on stewardship of the seas. This unique coalition is working to improve ocean science in support of safe and sustainable operations, educate the public and stakeholders about the role of responsible companies in addressing environmental concerns, more effectively engage in ocean policy and planning, and develop science-based solutions to cross-cutting environmental challenges that cannot be solved by one company or industry, such as: invasive species, ocean noise, marine mammal impacts, marine debris, the Arctic, and others.

The WOC is engaging a wide range of ocean industries, including: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables and pipelines, carbon capture and storage, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others.

A growing number of companies and associations share the WOC vision of a healthy and productive ocean and its sustainable use and stewardship by responsible businesses. They are distinguishing themselves by becoming WOC Members and call on others to join them.

Read more HERE.

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