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Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2020

May 6th, 2020

Tandem is proud to announce that Ian Shive will be speaking at this year’s Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the nation’s premier ocean and Great Lakes policy conference hosted annually by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. CHOW will be virtual this year and take place on June 9th.

In 2020, CHOW will focus on the global issue of protecting biodiversity. The breadth of life in our ocean and Great Lakes is astounding. Building a sustainable global economy that protects nature is critical to people’s health and well-being. The full agenda and descriptions of sessions are available online.

With the accessible virtual format, Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2020 is an opportunity for people from across the U.S. and the globe to come together for a conversation on how we can work together to conserve the variety of life on Earth for the long term health of our communities and the planet. 

CapitolHillOceanWeek.org will be the online portal into insightful discussions on how to conserve biodiversity and build a sustainable global economy that protects nature, which is critical to people’s health and well-being.  The ocean contains a multitude of wonders yet to be discovered, including potentially life-saving cures. The possibilities of new vaccines and medical therapies underscores the importance of conserving and protecting biodiversity in these largely unexplored ecosystems.

With the accessible virtual format, Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2020 is an opportunity for people from across the U.S. and the globe to come together for a conversation on how we can work together to conserve the variety of life on Earth for the long term health of our communities and the planet.  

CHOW will offer a full day of activities, including plenaries and concurrent breakout sessions on how science and technology are advancing our understanding of the marine environment, the role of protected areas in conserving biodiversity, and how to engage people as stewards.  CHOW will showcase the amazing work of ocean and Great Lakes partners through a virtual exhibit hall, and are planning a social gathering through a virtual closing happy hour.